Theatre review: Molly
Theatre review: Molly

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Molly, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott. ★★ Supported by Pleasance, this stylish production from young theatre company Squint has an expensive-looking set but an underdeveloped script. Framed as a This is Your Life-style TV show and narrated by four presenters, it delves into the early life of troubled contestant …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Molly, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott.

★★

Supported by Pleasance, this stylish production from young theatre company Squint has an expensive-looking set but an underdeveloped script. Framed as a This is Your Life-style TV show and narrated by four presenters, it delves into the early life of troubled contestant Molly and asks, what makes a murderer?

It’s a compelling question, but the characters are broad and their cold, dispassionate delivery makes it difficult to engage with them.

As we follow Molly from playground bully to corporate tycoon, there’s a well-directed montage, but the final critique of reality TV offers little explanation for our antihero’s increasingly violent behaviour.

Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33) until 30 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 14 August 2015

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