The Glenn Miller Mystery

2 Stars

**

Over the years there has been speculation as to the disappearance of Glenn Miller on a routine flight to France in 1944. This play includes a fictional account of the circumstances which could have led to his death.

Expecting a thriller, at no point did I get that spine tingling sensation of either pure tension or of sudden surprise. The scene is set in seedy dressing room whereTony Perelli, an aging Frank Sinatra tribute singer, is preparing to make his final appearance. A stranger in military uniform appears. The ensuing conversation reveals a reluctance from the stranger to explain his presence. On the other hand, Tony gives us his life story in excessive detail in long monologue sections with a couple of songs thrown in.

The weakness in the performance is the lack of biting cut and thrust in the dialogue between the two men.

Reviewed by Ben

Venue; Venue Number                  Pleasance Courtyard; V33

Dates                                                  17 to 30 August 2010

Times                                                 12.40 to 13.35

Fringe Programme Page Number: 256

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