That Moment

2 Stars

**

Young actress Jenny Harold takes on around a dozen or so characters in Dougie Blaxland’s solo performance comedy. The central character is Alicia Harding, a struggling young actress/waitress. She recounts the heartaches and the dashed hopes of her career – failed auditions and appearing in a struggling Fringe play. Her private life is not so wonderful either – is Ben a boyfriend or just a good mate?

Jenny Harold does give a sterling performance extracting humour from a script which is in parts thin and the characters she portrays tend to be stereotypes. What is missing is a sense of real drama in Alicia’s situation as a counterpoint to the whimsical humour.

Reviewed by Ben

Venue; Venue Number – Underbelly Cowgate; V61

Dates – 5 to 29 August 2010

Times – 12.50 to 13.50

Fringe Programme Page Number: 295

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