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Palimpsest (What About The Woo Productions)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

What happens if characters fall out of a play? When Jess and Jim can’t take the (actually quite amusing) romcom they’re in, they jump ship – only to find themselves in a strange, plotless limbo where they’re unsure who they are or why they’re there. There’s a lot of wit and potential in this meta-theatrical two-hander from Alex Lacey (who also stars) – well, three-hander if you count the reluctant contributions of tech guy Steve. Lacey and Rob Kemp spark off each other memorably in a vivid, very watchable performance. But, perhaps inevitably, ‘Palimpsest’ loses some of its impetus and direction once the characters have made their leap – there are great ideas here, but they warrant a more thorough investigation.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [David Kettle]