Somewhere Beneath it all a Fire still Burns

4 Stars ****

Now to many people Phil Nichol is just a funny comedian, but to those in the know, this is just one facet of his abilities, because Nichol is a top class actor too, and anyone coming to see this many layered production will be able to testify too.

Sitting in a café Kevin McDonald, played by Nichol, displays his infatuation with Lithuanian waitress Daina who it is fair to say he has an unhealthy obsession with. He is obviously somewhat disturbed as his comments run the gambit on both the innocent events and the lurid ones in his head. The character development is well written if somewhat disturbing.

Then part way through. Bang. Down comes the forth wall in a pile of rubble as Phil steps back from Kevin and rants for a few moments before the play resumes but this time with Nichol as Phil. The conclusion? Well see this for yourself.

This play written by Dave Florez and the performance  by Phil Nichol is one you are unlikely to forget.

Reviewed by Geoff

Gilded Balloon Dining Room V 14

12:00 to 13:00

Until 29 August

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