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New Street, 887 1010. [H, WC, WA] The Snow Globe Sat 8 Jul. 11am & 1pm. See Kids listings.
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Same Time, Next Year
Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum, until Sat 29
Jul 3% it at Adultery is appealing mostly for its
furtiveness. It is this idea that Bernard Slade's sitcom-like comedy melodrama explores in its initial, least interesting stage but as the play develops, so do the unfaithful couple at its centre. David Robb directs himself and his real-life spouse Briony McRoberts through a panoply of American history from 1951 until 1975 with a sure touch, leaving none of the play’s historical referents untouched.
There’s a necessary evil to a naturalistic comedy of this kind, as in order to convey the experience of the white American middle classes, the characters must be a little stereotypical. The problem with this is that it is difficult to empathise, or fully engage with the clean-cut early SOs versions of George and Doris, as each finds different strategies to deal with the guilt inherent to their liaison. Initially, these two seem too much like characters from an entirely alien historical moment, but as they are propelled through time, returning for an annual weekend of illicit bliss, we find ourselves increasingly fascinated by the pair and the disparate effects of history upon them.
Inevitably, personal tragedy intervenes during the Vietnam War period, while we witness the Jerry Rubens-like transformation of Doris from yippie to yuppie. A comic highpoint is the acceptance by George of the 'me’ generation, as he takes up amateur
White American middle class guilt as conveyed by David Robb
psychoanalysis, while there's a nice sense of comic resolution in the final moments of the piece.
Ultimately, this play is less about adultery than transformation. It seems to ask how many of us would really recognise the person we were ten years ago? In answering the question, the play doesn't reach the heights of a classic, but provides enough interest to be well worth the watch. (Steve Cramer)
Same Time, Next Year
by Bernard Slade
An American comedy of love and “changing times
starring Briony McRoberts
directed by & starring
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