Slap! (3 stars)

  • 18 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

This endearing little musical comedy fairly bounces along, telling of chance encounters in the decade taste forgot. Rhian (Eirlys Bellin), a bumptious but sweet make-up girl and her geeky star-struck assistant Betty(Maria Hodson) are stuck in the middle of a bog on a video shoot when they’re visited by Devine (Dafydd James). This pretentious Teutonic hairdresser invented the mullet, reminding us that there are some world historic crimes we can’t forgive the Germans. Slap won’t change your world, and doesn’t try to, and there might be a wee lag in the middle section. All the same there’s a splendid energy to the performances from a company you’ll want to pinch on the cheek and cuddle all the way home. (Steve Cramer)

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 28 Aug, 2.15pm, £7.50-£8.50 (£6-£7).

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