thE­AtRE DON’t CALL us wE’LL CALL YOu tHES­pAcE @ VENUE 45 (VENUE 45) HHHHH

The Scotsman - - Fringereviews Hotshow -

A PLAy about fam­i­lies wait­ing by the phone hop­ing that it doesn’t ring with news of a loved one’s death in Afghanistan, this is way bet­ter than that glib ti­tle sug­gests.

In fact, there are mo­ments of gen­uine com­edy from the Queen mary the­atre Com­pany, par­tic­u­larly from suzanna hurst and holly Wil­liamson’s com­pet­i­tive mums and the ex­cel­lent rachel Gam­mon. yet per­haps the stylis­tic de­vice of an­thro­po­mor­phis­ing the phone and giv­ing each char­ac­ter a num­ber and a rather loosely drawn per­son­al­ity does de­tract from any sense of grav­ity the piece is stretch­ing for.

DAviD pOL­LOCk

Un­til to­day, 7:05pm

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