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Starfish (Luna Rose Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 26 August 2018

When Adeline meets Ben, it’s outside the party, under the stars. They’ve both left the corporate do – Ben for a cigarette, Adeline to spend some time alone. Out there, looking up at the Starfish galaxy, they fall for each other. ‘Starfish’ follows Adeline through the ensuing years, charting her difficulties as ill health, infidelity and mistrust begin to ricochet through their relationship. Luna Rose and Vinesh Veerasami are promising performers with good chemistry onstage. The script, a debut effort by Rose, is decidedly uneven but has moments of pathos and interest. Hopefully these young theatre-makers will return with new work that puts their talents to more effective use, with more disciplined performances and tighter stagecraft.

C Royale, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Alexander Hartley]