Raz*** (Assembly George Square, Edinburgh)

Posted: August 25, 2015 in Theatre

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It’s Friday night in a UK provincial city and the guys and gals are on the razzle. Shane is coordinating things, topping up his suntan and arming himself with plenty of vodka, cocaine and viagra. Jim Cartwright’s one-hour play captures the excitement of temporary escape from humdrum lives and also hints at the emptiness of the experiences for young people who are beginning to realise that they could be looking for something more meaningful. This production is enlivened by a high energy performance from (confusingly) James Cartwright as the laddish Shane, who carries the piece through at breakneck speed and develops a strong rapport with the audience.

Performance date: 17 August 2015

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