Friday 10 August 2012 | By Pallavi Patel
ED2012 Comedy Review: The Looking Screen (Anne Chmelewsky)
Clare Presland stars as Annabel, a shy girl who just wants to find love – online. In a wonderful musical tale of attraction, love and despair in the internet age, Presland’s performance is hilarious, and perfectly accompanied by Elizabeth Challenger on the piano on this occasion (different performers appear on different nights). The audience are drawn in as events unfold, and you just can’t help but sympathise with Annabel’s comic exploits; Anne Chmelewsky’s story is funny, poignant and will strike a chord with anyone who has ever dated (and everyone who has ever slyly checked out a crush’s Facebook page). If you can’t imagine being on the edge of your seat, waiting for a fictional reply to a Facebook message… think again.
Underbelly Cowgate, 5-26 Aug, 3.35pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Pallavi Patel]