Ae Fond Kiss
Sweet Scottish story
This article is from 2007.
Not to be confused with the 2004 film of the same name, Anne-Marie di Mambro’s play focuses on an awkward teen, Zed, who arrives for his birthday present – an hour with Lola. But Lola is not quite what he expected, in more ways than one.
This tender and engaging piece looks at an unusual budding friendship between the two as they share their troubles over cups of tea.
The play avoids any pitfalls of pretentiousness by focusing on the two familiar and likeable characters. Either the awkward naivety of the teenager or the defeated nature of the hardened middle-aged woman will undoubtedly strike a chord. It’s a little story with a big heart. With some classic one-liners in a familiar Glasgow brogue, the piece serves as a reminder that the Fringe is not just for incomers, and we have plenty of home-grown theatre we can be proud of. (Greer Ogston)
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 22), 2pm, £11.50-£12.50 (£10.50-£11.50).