Three actors, a nearly bare stage, and a ticking metronome: Pink Lady Productions might find their play ‘Click’ is a tough sell at the Fringe. But though short on laughs, this quiet, thoughtful play deserves an engaged and attentive audience. ‘Click’ tells the story of Nell, an old woman compulsively recalling the traumatic events of her childhood. The script has won a number of awards, and you can see why: it’s a tight, intelligent piece of writing, constantly reflecting back on itself. The script returns to certain key words and phrases which come to mean something different and more complex each time they are repeated. This is especially worth seeing for the excellent central performance by Jan Thomas.
theSpaces at Surgeons Hall, 4 – 20 Aug (not 7, 14), 2.10pm (2.50pm), £6.00 – £7.00, fpp250.
tw rating 4/5