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My Gay Best Friend

- May 21, 2012

Nigel Fairs’ two handed play outlining the relationship between a fifty-something woman and a 45-year-old man is witty, articulate and touching. Very funny in parts, and sweet in others, Louise Jamieson and Fairs play the duo with love and laughter from the moment the bolshy brassy and spikey Rachel locked in a kareoke refuge of a toilet kicks off proceedings. The beauty is in the writing and the development of the relationship between the well spoken and sensitive Gavin and the fabulously outspoken and yet fragile Rachel. Both actors were delightful to watch in play, my only flaw in the show is the rather heavy trio of reveals at the end. Unnecessary in writing of this calibre, it felt like bolting on a murder to an Alan Bennett monologue. But rather fabulous despite this.

Upstairs At Three And Ten, 20 May 2012
Rating: ★★★★☆
Victoria Nangle

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