Arnold Wesker’s The Mistress (3 stars)

One-woman show

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This article is from 2007.

We are all capable of turning a blind eye to the painful or immoral acts that happen all around us. Arnold Wesker’s tale of a lover’s guilt finds fashion designer Sam (Martha Lott) transposing facets of her personality onto her dressmaking dummies as she relentlessly psychoanalyses herself, easing her conscience by making seemingly random donations to charity. Martha Lott’s captivating performance carries this occasionally thought-provoking one-woman show towards an emotional climax. (David Laing)

Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 27 Aug, 11am, £10–£11 (£9–£10).

This article is from 2007.

Arnold Wesker's The Mistress

  • 3 stars

Wesker's tale of a lover's guilt finds fashion designer Sam transposing facets of her personality onto her dressmaking dummies as she relentlessly psychoanalyses herself. Martha Lott's captivating performance carries this thought-provoking one-woman show towards an emotional climax. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe…

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