Pool, The

  • List.co.uk
  • 14 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

This is a really enjoyable piece of Fringe theatre. I was worried at the beginning when the characters introduced themselves in rhyming couplets that I could not take this for an hour. But the play actually has a good mix poetry and real dialogue. The story of two ships passing in the night is somewhat predictable, which is a shame given the quality of the two performances. The play is slick, with good use of setting and props. Even the noise from the other shows going on in the theatre at the time add to the atmosphere of the piece. I would have preferred a different ending, if only to have seen the relationship between the characters develop further. This is mainly due to the two actors Helen Elizabeth and James Brough working so well together. The lyrical style of writing is refreshing and not too cheesy, which is often a problem with this format. This play will not change the world but the two performers are certainly ones to look out for in the future. A good use of 60 minutes. (Michael Plant)

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