First published in The Times, Friday August 18 2017
Fringe venues can be hot, cramped and unwieldy, but occasionally one finds a setting that seems tailor-made for a performance. The circular stage of the Roundabout could, at a push, accommodate a handful of actors at any given time. Yet Alex Griffin-Griffiths, playing Marc in this new play by Alan Harris, fills up the space, and reaches deep into the audience.
First published in The Times, Thursday August 27 2015
It would be fair to say that the playwright Alexandra Wood is having a good Fringe. Her adaptation of Manfred Karge’s Man to Man is a must-see, while this new two-hander, which reunites the cast and director of last year’s hit, The Initiate, offers a compelling, refreshingly ambiguous take on loss, identity and the need for connection in an uncertain world.