Ever left a drunken voicemail that you really shouldn’t have? Witty and rather horribly familiar, ‘Call Me!’ involves two parallel plots: a story of increasingly desperate answer phone messages and the other a mapping of the initial uncertainty one couple experiences. Granted, the plots are linked almost as an afterthought, but I’m still so loved up that it doesn’t bother me. All the actors embrace the monologues that the answer phone device leads to, engaging the audience with characters bold enough to be recognisably and entertainingly cringey, without becoming stereotypes. While we might have all heard the ‘message’ before, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be said, especially if it means we stop beating ourselves up for that drunken text.
Sweet Grassmarket, 2-26 Aug (not 6, 13, 18, 25), 10.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lia Sanders]