Odd Man Out 2 stars
Zoo Roxy (Venue 115)
Peter Tate's one-man show clocks up at little more than 20 minutes, yet it takes him half of that time to get to the point. After howling at the moon and ranting to his cat, he reveals he has been rejected by a lover, the cue for more existential soul searching.
Tate is a commanding, muscular actor, but he positions himself awkwardly in a small room, acting as if the audience were not there without making it clear to whom his monologue is addressed. He has considerable presence, but his own script and direction could have done with an outside eye.
Until 29 August
© Mark Fisher 2011
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