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ED2012 Theatre Review: Deirdre And Me (SJC Productions)

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From the cobbles of the Royal Mile to the cobbles of ‘Corrie, Deirdre and Me’; judging by the Fringe programme’s blurb, looked like it might present an amusingly quirky caricature of the ultimate soap superfan. However, from bereavement to bullying, the plethora of sensitive issues covered unveils this as a less-than-straightforward comic show. The script was well-written but the emotional cocktail of laughter, frustration and sadness had an unsettling, if undesirable, effect. Although it wasn’t always clear whether the comedy could be maintained throughout, the committed and professional performance is impressive, with a challenging script which would leave less capable actors laughing at themselves. Not as mindlessly entertaining as the soap itself, but nonetheless, worth a watch.

C nova, 2 – 27 Aug (not 14), 6.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ciara Knowles]

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