Theatre review: Solpadeine is My Boyfriend
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Solpadeine is My Boyfriend (Venue 300), reviewed by Alison Kerr
This one-woman play is not, as you might assume from the title, a funny homage to the period pain-killing and effervescent effects of the over-the-counter codeine-based Solpadeine.
Rather, it’s a portrait of a young Irish woman trapped – along with the rest of her generation – in a dead-end existence; tempted to flee for sunnier climes, as many friends have already done, but feeling compelled to stay.
The only thing that takes the edge off the depression and pressure she feels on a daily basis is a hit of Solpadeine.
Stefanie Preissner’s performance is appealing but the writing – though perceptive – is messy.
Until 26 August. Today 12:30pm
Originally published in The Scotsman