Zero (Popcorn Productions)
By Oliver Jaques | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2016
“Can’t wait to find out if she killed herself?” ‘Zero’ tells the harrowing story of Beth’s relationships in the lead up to her 21st birthday, and it’s a story that is all too familiar in the news these days. This one woman play, written by Rachel Ruth Kelly, flows effortlessly and naturally. Beth switches from funny and light to discussing the tougher moments in her life – from her friend Molly’s larger-than-life way of saying whatever she wants, to the moving relationship with her sister. Grace Vance’s Beth never becomes pitiable and she has an inner strength that makes the character intriguing. More could perhaps be left for the audience to guess at, but ‘Zero’ will certainly leave you with a lasting impression.
Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Olly Jacques]