Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best (rating 3/5) January 9, 1971, three years after being named European Footballer of the Year, George Best failed to turn up for a game. He should have been playing for Manchester United away to Chelsea, but he missed the train, possibly for the same reason he had missed training most of […]
The Abode (rating 5/5) In these times of tension over gender and race, the quest for equality and social justice has become a recurring theme in the arts as much as it has in politics. The Fringe has regularly featured performances dealing with prejudice and hate, but perhaps they take on a greater resonance at […]
The Song of Lunch (rating 5/5) Robert Bathurst was a barely known performer until landing the career-changing part of management consultant David Marsden in Mike Bullen’s ITV series Cold Feet. Here he plays a similar role, as a rejected and shambolic former husband anticipating and experiencing a reunion lunch with his ex-wife at a favourite […]
Fred MacAulay and John Moloney (rating 4/5) With a Scottish and an English comedian pairing up in front of a largely domestic audience one might have expected a few cross-border wisecracks. Neither chose that option, nor did they perform as a double act, each preferring their own routines and denying us the prospect of some […]
Manchester in the 80s, three 18-year-old undergraduates move into a house and start a friendship that will last for years, not that there is any suggestion that it will last longer than a week at first.