What If? (3 stars)

This article is from 2007.

Narrated by Naveed Khan, this topical drama explores the modern phenomenon of My Face, a social networking site on which socially inept Neil (James Kenston Cooper) spends most of his day exploring and searching for She (Alexis Terry), the coffee shop girl, who literally adds some colour to his life. Neil then encounters ambitious journalist Josh (Jonah Dill-D’ascoli) who decides to write a career changing article on My Face, using Neil as his pathetic example.

The piece examines how these sites are changing the ways in which we interact and socialise, the fine line between web surfing and web stalking and the stigma attached. This is love for the My Face generation, which takes a sinister turn. It’s a tightly and creatively directed piece in which the young versatile cast draws us into their beige existence. Towards the end it edges towards melodrama but is mostly worth taking a break from those computer screens for. (Greer Ogston)

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug (not 20), 2.15pm, £7.50–£8.50 (£5.50–£6.50).

What If?

  • 3 stars

Drama about the inherent possibilities of cyber-stalking in the social networking revolution. Creatively directed, with a versatile cast. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'

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