Belt Up’s The Boy James
- Niki Boyle
- 8 August 2011
This article is from 2011
Well-executed drama based on JM Barrie's childhood
The Boy James, loosely based on the childhood of JM Barrie, begins with childish enthusiasm but gradually moves into more sinister ground, and ends with no firm resolution. Although the acting and script occasionally falter, the overall effect is one of well-constructed and well-executed drama. James doesn’t reach the highs of some of Belt Up’s earlier Fringe successes, but it’s a worthwhile addition to their canon.
C Soco, 0845 260 1234, until 29 Aug, 10.50pm, £10.50–£12.50 (£8.50–£10.50).