Agent Of Influence: The Secret Life Of Pamela More (Fluff Productions)
By Jon Stapley | Published on Sunday 14 August 2016
A superb performance by Rebecca Dunn is under-served by this solo show about a 1930s socialite who becomes a spy. The script makes it difficult for the audience to connect with Pamela as a person – we learn some surprising secrets about her throughout her adventures, but her stiff upper lip makes it hard to gauge how they affect her emotionally. The decision to use a montage to rush through Pamela’s undercover exploits feels quite bizarre – that’s the most exciting part, why didn’t we get to see it?! Sub-plots are introduced and discarded, events occur with little consequence. The play attempts to tackle a broad swathe of issues, but ends up engaging with none of them.
Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Jon Stapley]