Cold / Warm (So Be It)
By Jane Berg | Published on Sunday 21 August 2016
In a forgotten block of council flats a young man converses with his mother, I mean microwave, about his many unique opinions. He’s a simple yet intellectual rebel who resists ordinary assumptions, mostly about shoes and sultanas, but sadly takes too seriously much of the doom and dystopia found in the digital zeitgeist. It’s a surprising monologue that kept me chuckling throughout, and is well delivered, but it feels like there should be more. More elements, plot, or backstory would add substance and empathy for the protagonist, and it would be great to see more of the eccentric characters who occasionally knock on the door. Still, ‘Cold/Warm’ is an enjoyable take on isolated youth.
Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating, 3/5 | [Jane Berg]