Theatre review: Bed
Theatre review: Bed

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: BED, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★ A timely selfie of the phone-app hook-up generation, this LSE student production surveys promising terrain without seeming sure what to do there. Starry-eyed Eddie (Nikhil Parmar) falls for smug actor Robin (Joe Shalom) as flatmates Imogen (Celine Buckens) and Lena (Morgan Daniels) …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: BED, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters.

★★

A timely selfie of the phone-app hook-up generation, this LSE student production surveys promising terrain without seeming sure what to do there. Starry-eyed Eddie (Nikhil Parmar) falls for smug actor Robin (Joe Shalom) as flatmates Imogen (Celine Buckens) and Lena (Morgan Daniels) gigglingly look on.

The credible performances and James Dunn’s script capture a sense of fledgling twenty-somethings looking for connection, meaning and identity while enveloped in a solipsistic haze of prejudice and pretension. It’s unclear whether this is entirely deliberate – there’s a lot of unchallenged entitlement and overwritten dialogue here – but in some ways that adds to its resonance.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Venue 236) until 29 August

Published in The Scotsman on 22 August 2015

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