Strawberries in January (3 stars)

  • 8 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

This sweet romantic comedy is sprinkled with comic asides to the effect that rom-coms in cinema are unremittingly clichéd. Which is a bit rich given Quebeçois writer Evelyne de la Chenelière’s play (here in a Scots version by Rona Munro) about four singletons looking for love in Montreal - one of them a wannabe screenwriter, underlining the somewhat snooty reference to celluloid - is itself ripe with cliché. Still, it’s a pleasantly breezy affair, nicely performed by its foursome. And while one might have liked a few more laughs, it’s nevertheless a pleasing change of tone for Scotland’s heavyweight new writing theatre. (Miles Fielder)

Traverse, 228 1404, until 27 Aug (not 14, 21), times vary, £15 (£4.50-£10).

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