Theatre review: #ICYMI

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An aspiring musician, a bookworm, a writer and a pretty girl walk into a bar…except that there isn’t really a punchline to this dramedy of manners, just a bunch of self-absorbed New Yorkers checking their social media as regularly as expressing their social anxiety. And then the lights go out and their already implausible ­behaviour escalates.

Rating: *

Venue: theSpace on Niddry Street (Venue 9)

#ICYMI is a Breakfast Club for millennials, with fancier beverages and considerably less charm.

The satire, if it is indeed satire, isn’t nearly cutting enough and after what feels like a very long hour in these characters’ self-­indulgent company, you may need a stiff craft beer.

• Until 13 August. Today 7:05pm

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