Thursday 9 August 2012 | By Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
ED2012 Theatre Review: Married with Snails (Reality Theatre)
Bernie and Miranda are dreamers, not doers. He is a car park attendant, she is a librarian, and together they are hopeless romantics stuck in a rut. Complete hilarity ensues as Miranda re-enacts some of her travelling dreams to an enraptured Bernie, which rekindles whatever sexual desire they have between them. Whilst their dynamic as a couple is believable, and perhaps easily related to, it’s the role of Dorothy that throws things off balance in this intriguing power struggle. A musical interlude, from Robert Miller on guitar, helps the flow of the piece but frequent scene changes – before, after and during Paris – become disorientating. As for the snails, they remain confined to their box, waiting for their moment to shine.
Sweet Grassmarket, 2-17 Aug, 1.10pm
tw rating 3/5 | [Lucinda Al-Zoghbi]