- April 4, 2013
Will Adamsdale’s ensenble piece recounts the painfully all-too-familar story of a feckless writer, Guy, and his long-suffering girlfriend, Fi. When she is called away on business Guy is left in charge of the building work, which results in the discovery of the living titular character. As Guy introduces the 19th century man to the modern world (via box-sets of The Wire) we discover the history of the house and its inhabitants. Fans of Milton Jones will find Adamsdale’s aimable flights of fancy comforting and his writing takes enough clever side-swipes at middle class life to avoid being too predictable, and has a real emotional core, while the cast’s songs lift the show from the mundane.
Studio Theatre, Brighton Dome, 2 April 2013