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ED2012 Theatre Review: Who’s Dorian Gray? (Empty Photo Theatre)

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I still don’t know who Dorian Gray is. Not that I’m complaining. In this play, we are thrown into the lives of 3 flatmates, the trials and tribulations they endure together, and how these events affect and damage their friendships. The six actors are convincing, and as an audience member, it’s all too easy to empathise with what their characters are feeling and going through; at times, indeed, we get so immersed that the audience feels entirely burdened with the characters’ emotions. There is a slightly awkward nude scene (given the small audience size, I didn’t know where to look). However, the actors soon put us all at ease as the story continues and we yet again feel so emotionally attached to the characters that I was sad when the play ended.

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 2-26 Aug (not 16, 23), 11.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rachel Campbell]

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