Theatre review: Deadline

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A pair of decent performances are wasted on a couple of horrendous characters in this heartfelt twenty-something navel-gazer by Olivia Knowles and Pierce Reid.

Star rating: **

Venue: Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Venue 236)

Charlotte and Stuart meet up in the den they shared at university cleaning up the detritus of their absent friend, David. They start barking at each other at the top of their voices. For an hour.

It’s hard to fault the actors as they’re playing one-note whining characters whose friendship never feels convincing so when a long-term betrayal is finally revealed it’s impossible to care.

Until 27 August. Today 7:35pm.

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