Dirty Great Love Story

*****

5 Stars

Okay I am not the sites number one theatre man, and normally I am not a lover of the rom-com genre, but just occasionally I like to dip my toes into the water of other types of shows and I must admit having witnessed this production I am sure glad I did,

This is the love story and the trials and tribulations in getting there between Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna, a story with more ups and downs than a rollercoaster as Marsh and Ms Bonna play out their story as themselves yet seamlessly take on the supporting roles as geeza Westie, Katie’s other suitor Matt Priest and CC Katie’s sloany friend.

Not content with all this they have even written the piece too, and a splendid job they have done on it as well. Comedy is very much to the fore, plenty of poetry as well interspersed with pathos, rejection and reconciliation as two years are played out in 70 minutes.

All in all this was a wonderful experience, simply staged and directed it relied on the quality of the writing and the performances and this was there in abundance.

The ovation that was received at the end was richly deserved and if this is not one of the hits of the Fringe then there is no justice.

Reviewed by Geoff

Pleasance Jack Dome V23

1-27 August (not 14)

13-20 to 14-30

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