“Two hopeful hapless romantics get drunk, get it on and then get the hell away from each other. In her eyes he’s a mistake. A mistake who keeps turning up at parties.
In his eyes, she’s perfect. He’s short-sighted.”
Went to see this show on Saturday night. The text was, on the whole, written in verse, the rhythm in the delivery was great, the whole show flowed really well.
The multi-role element of the piece was really well executed. Highlighting the importance of carrying the character through your whole body. Felix Scott and Ayesha Antoine (who starred in this two-hander) embodied each of their characters well enough that the switches between them were incredibly smooth and easy to follow. The rhyme and rhythm echoed something of a shakespearean text, though the content and language was contemporary. The staging was incredibly simple and very effective, with just two stools on a platform (which lit up to help suggest location changes from scene to scene) demonstrating that a big, impressive set not a necessity in transporting the audience into the world of the play.
All in all a fun evening, clean staging, some impressive acting and (at times) lyrical text.
It’s not on at the Arts Centre long, but if you can – I’d recommending going to see it. Follow the link to see more info: https://artstheatrewestend.co.uk/whats-on/dirty-great-love-story/