Gizmo Love

  • 14 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Imagine that you have a story in your head. It’s yours, you’ve built it from scratch, you know the characters inside out and someone wants to share your story with the world. Now imagine that you are a Hollywood hack, sent to deal with this naïve young writer with his precious story, his life work.

These two people are the main characters in the play Gizmo Love, also the title of the play by Ralph, the young writer. The two collide to attempt to make this play into a masterpiece, the tension between them being the main plot in the first half. And it seems to be bubbling along quite nicely, thank you, until two new characters emerge. They are portrayed as police officers, but we never know whether they are (if so, why are they hanging about movie writers) or potential film actors (in which case why do they have guns?). When these two become involved in the production, the tension rises and you become very unsure why or what it means, which is a shame for a well acted performance. (Richard Johnstone)

Assembly Rooms, until 28 Aug (not 14), 12.15pm.

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