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Love Is Blue (LAMBCO Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 10 August 2023

It’s uncharacteristic of laddish city trader Olly, but he takes pity on young homeless Aaron and offers him a shower and some hot food. During the course of their sometimes fraught conversations in Olly’s swanky pad, however, both men come to look more deeply into their experiences of love, regret and hope. Don Cotter’s play has a fairly unlikely (not to say morally dubious) set-up, and stops short of picking apart the power relationships at play. But that aside, this is a tender, touching, will-they-won’t-they two-hander with a surprisingly open-ended conclusion. Performances by Sam Walter as a brash but broken Olly and Andrew Ewart as a damaged Aaron are a little broad-brush but vivid and effective all the same.

C cubed, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [David Kettle]