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Narcissist In The Mirror (Rosie Fleeshman)

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018

‘Narcissist In The Mirror’ gives us a dark glimpse into the life of a love addict, lost soul and delusional actor. This witty one-woman show mingles monologue with spoken word, and makes several tone shifts as it peels away the character’s layers to expose a quivering heart. Rosie Fleeshman’s performance is robust, and some of the dexterous word play is a delight. This convincing portrayal of a shallow, callow narcissist is, however, a double-edged sword: so relentlessly self-obsessed and self-referential is this starlet wannabe, this mawkish millennial par excellence, that I yearned for the occasional reprieve. Nevertheless, the confessional resolves with a satisfying twist and ends on a suitably maudlin note.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Geoff Mills]