The Diaries Of Adam And Eve 2 stars
Assembly George Square (Venue 3)
It gives you an idea of the blandness of this adaptation of two whimsical stories by Mark Twain that when Eve helps herself to the forbidden fruit of the apple tree, it provokes no Almighty wrath and no fall. Instead, it just makes Adam amorous.
Given wholesome performances by Rebecca Vaughan and playwright Elton Townend Jones in Guy Masterson's bright-eyed production, it puts a middle-England spin on the garden of Eden ("more what you'd call a national park") in a battle of the sexes in which all punches are pulled. It's harmless stuff but, when the principle insight is that women talk more than men, it is too undemanding for its own good.
Until 29 August
© Mark Fisher 2011
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