Threesome
March 23, 2013  //  By:   //  Plays, Reviews  //  Comments are off

Rating [rating=3]

Reviewed by Jamie chapman Dixon.

 

When I found out I was going to review a show called Threesome I was a bit unsure what to expect. There is some partial nudity and some strong language but apart from that it was quite tame. A lot of the action went on in the ‘offstage’ bedroom but you could get the idea of what they were doing.

Threesome is pretty much as it sounds. It is all set in one location (a newly moved in house, with un packed boxes scattered about the place). As you may have guessed, threesome has just three characters. Euan King as Rob, Peter Halpin as Paul and Lisa Gifford as Jenny. The three of them then decide to take part in a threesome. As the story develops more and more twists start to come out. Some you can see coming but others you couldn’t spot a mile off. All signs of a great upcoming writer.

The acting was simple but had its wooden moments. My favourite performance of the night came from Peter Halpin as Paul his acting was strong, his character believable and you just enjoyed watching him. Lisa Gifford who also wrote the show as well as starring in it and producing the show gave a nice performance but I’m always weary when a writer is involved in the production of their own work. Nevertheless she did a great job with her very sultry approach to her character of Jenny.

Threesome was first performed at the 2012 Camden Fringe Festival and a web-series then grew out of that. The web-series is set one year later from the play.

Etcetera Theatre like to choose quirky shows, which are a delight to go and watch if you enjoy something a bit different. If you’re looking for a relaxed evening with a few friends, some drinks and up for a laugh then I would recommend going to see this show.

A great idea for a stage production but seems to work better as a web-series.

Threesome plays at the Etcetera Theatre until 7 April 2013.