KCS Theatre boast of six successive five star reviews from the Scotsman so the implication is that similiar will follow. (I find it interesting that the Scotsman choose to review a London Youth theatre six years in a row but Edinburgh’s finest Youth tTheatre has not had a single review since the 1980’s but that’s an aside.)
However this is no five star show. Presented earnestly by an enthusiastic cast it suffers a little from being presented in a conveyor belt venue where productions are rattled through with little or no chance for production design other than the most basic. The story (described as a dark comedy) concerns at the stabbing of a teenager, Louie, that is presented in a series of flashbacks of his teenage life in which we discover his struggles with his sexuality.
The story is very difficult to follow and the acting, although pretty decent has a lack of real conviction.
Although an obvious friend of the company behind me found the whole thing hysterical I can’t say there was a single laugh out loud moment.
Startlingly average in my opinion.
At C Venues Level 3.