Theatre review: Big Boys Don’t Cry
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Big Boys Don’t Cry at Paradise in the Vault (Venue 29), reviewed by Matt Trueman
A very un-expectant father undergoes a Damascene conversion into doe-eyed daddy. He subscribes to the whisky and get-on-with-it-woman school of masculinity, an attitude seemingly conditioned by his childhood, but at the sight of his own “wee un,” he’s changing nappies with the best of them.
Bobby Bulloch is an engaging performer, but Elizabeth R Davidson’s play is restlessly episodic, so he struggles to gain momentum. Nonetheless, it has its touching moments, even if it does overplay its hand with a final, unearned lurch into sentiment.
MORE INFO: Big Boys Don’t Cry at Paradise in the Vault (Venue 29), until 26 August
Originally published in The Scotsman