Milnes and Barnes' energetic and tightly controlled writing requires strong, committed and perfectly timed performances - and it gets them in this production. Sarah McGuinness adopts Miranda Hart-esque physicality, and injects wonderful farcical elements to the piece, while Tom Shah is excellent as the title character, Timothy.
The dialogue is littered with some crackingly funny lines - “You have rat poison and a husband! Put two and two together!” - in a storyline that, while obviously darkly comic, is also surprisingly sweet. Although it’s early in the Fringe day, I'd recommend setting your alarm clock for a chance to catch this 45 minutes of fun.
- Chris Wheeler