Unnatural Acts (3 stars)

This article is from 2007.

Thirtysomething search for meaning

Think of a cross between Gimme Gimme Gimme and a recent Coronation Street storyline and you’ve got the basic gist of this play. Marsha, a lonely thirtysomething, and Elliot, her gay flatmate, both want to bring meaning to their career and alcohol-dependent lives. Is a baby the answer? ‘Unnatural Acting’ might have been a more appropriate title, as the piece is let down by a predictable script with some appalling comic timing. This pair are certainly no Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus. (Nicola Husband)

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Unnatural Acts

  • 3 stars

Two friends tired of waiting around for Mr Right attempt the inconceivable. A slightly predictable piece that lacks comic timing. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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