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My Pet, My Love (Marc Up Productions)

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

With a charming erraticism ‘My Pet, My Love’ veers through different poignant moments, sometimes bizarrely and sometimes profoundly. From depictions of a child’s fish dying to an aging gay couple, the show is intimate and clever in the ways it recreates the moments that make up a life. The best sections come during the scenes of childhood – with a clever blend of the silly and the irrepressible, Rob Gaetano captures the childlike perfectly. This clarity and level of theatrical power feels lacking in other areas, however, and this prevents the show from building a real rhythm and flow. Despite the concerns about death, loneliness and societal pressure that are regularly expressed, this is a warm and enjoyable show.

C Royale, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [James Napleton]