Fémage à Trois (Loquitur Theatre)
By Hannah Greenstreet | Published on Friday 26 August 2016
Loquitur Theatre’s show, ‘Fémage à Trois’, promises three “charming, dark, sometimes hilarious, and desperately normal” stories told by women. The problem with staging normality is that it easily lapses into cliché and boredom. ‘I Don’t Care’ by Charlotte O’Leary, performed engagingly by Cat Van Dort, is about a 16-year-old coping with her father’s dementia. ‘Closure’ by Anna Jordan is a one-sided conversation between an obsessive girlfriend, amusingly captured by Gemma Harvey’s performance, and her ex. ‘And, Breathe’ by Nick Cox, the best-written monologue, tells the story of a woman about to go to Dignitas, and it also features the stand-out performance of the evening from Meryl Griffiths. Nonetheless, the show needs a stronger concept than just women speaking to bring it together.
theSpace on Niddry St, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Hannah Greenstreet]