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Number, Please. (Paprichoo)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Wild train chases, meta gunfights and sultry phone calls all feature in this 1950s-style noir tale, about a young phone operator who gets caught up in an international conspiracy that quickly takes over her entire life. ‘Number, Please’ updates the traditional spy film of the 1950s to include a female lead, commenting on the tropes of the genre from plot twists to femme fatales, and creating a show that is both hilarious and oddly nostalgic. I particularly enjoyed Georgie Rodgers’ acting: she manages to mock the damsel in distress archetype whilst portraying a strong female character who proves herself to be capable and charismatic in an all-male atmosphere. If you want a show that feels both fun and familiar, ‘Number, Please’ is the show for you.

theSpace On North Bridge, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lucy Caradog]