Theatre review: Loving Dick
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Loving Dick at The Fiddler’s Elbow (Venue 71), reviewed by David Pollock
Aiming for the zeitgeist, this three-handed play about modern love tells of an Eastern European woman and a pair of teachers beset by a creaking education system, and their overlapping tales of romance.
Throughout, the teacher fields his friends Lana and Max and their various sexual problems, as well as an Ofsted inspection, and ruminates on how exactly Bill Clinton did his laundry, all the while adding in bits of illustrative, gimmicky audience interaction like handing out condoms and alcohol shots.
Yet, considering the subject matter, the emotional impact is lightly flavoured where it feels like it should be really fiery.
Until 24 August. Today 9:30pm
Originally published in The Scotsman