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ED2012 Theatre Review: Formby (Salida Productions)

ED2012 5/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

A good actor doesn’t need much in the way of set or props. Ewan Wardrop doesn’t even need any co-actors. ‘Formby’ is a one man play about George Formby’s rise to success (remember him ‘Cleaning Windows’?) and the people he meets along the way. However, all these people are played by the one man: using the likes of a pipe, a feather boa or even simply a tilt of a hat, Wardrop slickly and seamlessly morphs from one strikingly different person to another. Even while playing a ukulele his facial expressions mesmerise his audience and keep them locked into the characters’ world. A simple set, a simple plot and simple characterisation, beautifully executed.

Assembly George Square 3-27 Aug (not 13, 21) 4.45pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Rachel Campbell]

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