Set on the subs desk of Gentlemen Prefer…
magazine, Purdey’s play is a night at the office for this reviewer, who’s usually
subbing on a national news website right about now. Minutes in and I’m chuckling at the familiar mix of pedantry and pessimism clouding those who "get paid for
their spelling and syntax".
That said, it's still an entertaining 90 minutes. Jemima Carter-Lewis does a good job with the set, aided by effective lighting and sound by Steve Lowe and Nick Jones. Only the abundance of female flesh on the mocked-up Gentlemen Prefer… covers lets the side down. Hardly the ‘class and sophistication’ for which the magazine is meant to be known.