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Sally Phillips And Lily Bevan: Talking To Strangers (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

Sally Phillips and Lily Bevan Ed2016

Sick of the same clich├ęd characters being written for women, Sally Phillips and Lily Bevan decided that the best solution was to just create some of their own. From a hopeless yoga instructor to a clueless nutritional adviser, each is delivered as a monologue, and each has her own internal turmoil; we see a snapshot of their apparent existential crises. There were moments of eccentricity that you’d expect from Phillips and Bevan; an inexperienced guide at Hampton Court Palace attempting to speak in a Spanish accent was especially comical. However, while I enjoyed the theatrical representation of each individual, they were often caricatures that didn’t quite deliver on the humour I was looking forward to.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 21 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]