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Trashed (Lab Rats)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

In this one-man show, bin man Keith ‘Goody’ Goodman (played by David William Bryan) has reached rock bottom, struggling with the death of his daughter, which has triggered his descent into alcoholism. Downing cheap cider throughout the performance, for real, Goody is filled with anger at the world around him. It is a commendable portrayal of male depression, and of how a series of troubling events can lead a life to spiral out of control. Bryan’s performance and commitment to his character is faultless, and, ironically, is quite sobering. The script, however, is a little confusing, with comedic moments that you’re not sure you should laugh at, alongside a dramatic denouement that feels like it’s gone out of its way to shock.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]