Theatre review: If I Were Me
Theatre review: If I Were Me

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: If I Were Me, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Susan Mansfield. ★★ Philip is a copywriter in an advertising agency. He is good but is largely invisible, with awkwardness worthy of Mr Bean. Singled out at a company conference to “sell himself”, he shrivels in the spotlight and… Well, perhaps he …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: If I Were Me, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Susan Mansfield.

★★

Philip is a copywriter in an advertising agency. He is good but is largely invisible, with awkwardness worthy of Mr Bean. Singled out at a company conference to “sell himself”, he shrivels in the spotlight and… Well, perhaps he sets out to find himself. Or become someone else.

This show, peppered with music and physical performance, is high on energy but low on clarity. While it offers striking moments, it fails to tell us why they’re significant.

Underbelly Cowgate (Venue 61) until 30 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 14 August 2015

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