Cast Aside

  • 10 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

There’s an authentic ring to the dialogue, some good lines and interactions but the basic premise of this show is flawed given that it makes fun of bad theatre without itself being good theatre. It assembles a cast of theatrical types: the egotistical director, the sycophantic PA, the fluffy-but-no-pushover female heroine … and a couple of blokes playing lads like themselves, one of whom jokes about playing a lad like himself. It claims to be ‘a satirical antidote to everything waffling, affected or ostentatious about the Stage’ but people in glass houses … (Eliza Langland)

The Zoo, Pleasance, until 28 Aug, 8:50pm

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