16 August 2010 WOS Rating: Reader Reviews: View and add to our user reviews Sally is a widow. Her only son lives in New Zealand and Sally has never even met her daughter-in-law. To counteract her loneliness and to replace the daughter she never had, our protagonist buys a lifelike baby doll from ‘reborn artist’, Jeanette, and is thrilled with her purchase. The only problem is Miles, Sally’s much younger lodger/’friend’, who is rightfully creeped out by the horrendous object and Sally’s devotion to it.
The surreal scenario yields plenty of laughs, as Jeanette unironically explains the various eccentricities of the ‘reborn community’ and tries to get her paws on much more than just Sally’s money. All three members of this experienced cast are a pleasure to watch.
While the introduction of the thorny issue of mental illness is not as successfully handled as one might hope, it’s not hard to see why
Stewart Permutt won a Fringe First last week for this witty, well-observed play. - by Jo Caird Related Content Back to Edinburgh Homepage
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