It’s an Agatha Christie mystery, but this time it’s Agatha’s own little grey cells that are being put to the test. Janet Prince stars as the famous actress Margaret Rutherford, and also as the great detective writer Ms Christie, in a play that studies the tentatively formed friendship that grew between them during the making of the Miss Marple films. Rutherford is warm and funny, Christie is a little icy and suspicious, and their relationship is one of both one-upmanship and mutual respect. It is a lively, playful performance by Prince, who is likeable and convincing as both of these remarkable women. The audience seemed taken in by the mystery, but it’s the character study that really gets your brain working.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 1-26 Aug (not 13, 20), 3.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Roz Tuplin]