Theatre review: Love in the Time of Gilmore Girls
Theatre review: Love in the Time of Gilmore Girls

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Love in the Time of Gilmore Girls, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett. ★★ This monologue about a lonely young man who’s unlucky in love – probably because he spends so much time watching the quaint American drama-comedy Gilmore Girls – is given an earnest and sometimes comic performance by …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Love in the Time of Gilmore Girls, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett.

★★

This monologue about a lonely young man who’s unlucky in love – probably because he spends so much time watching the quaint American drama-comedy Gilmore Girls – is given an earnest and sometimes comic performance by Thomas Wingfield, who brings a nervous charm to the rather unlikeable James. Jake Westow Miller’s script has some amusing one-liners and a sense of irony but its form, which catalogues a series of unrequited romances, feels uninspiring, and James’s stories of drunkenness at university are tired material.

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Published in The Scotsman on 17 August 2015

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