My Obsession*** (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh)

Posted: August 14, 2014 in Theatre

my-obsession-2014MYOBSES-PH-300Suki Webster’s short play has the feel of a pilot episode for a sit com that was never taken up. The writer herself plays a woman so obsessed with Danny Heywood, a television comedian, that she breaks into his hotel room in the middle of the night. Heywood seems a little like Paul Merton, so, rather conveniently, he is played by Paul Merton, who makes full use of his trademark expression of bewilderment when confronting the intruder. The comedy is inoffensive and light as a feather, steering well clear of the darker side of stalking and it doesn’t go on for a second too long. Indeed, some may reflect that the play lasts for little longer than it takes us to get to and from our seats, but it’s fun while it lasts anyway.

Performance date: 14 August 2014

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