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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 clichéd 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]