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Follow me on Twitter at MarkFFisher, WriteAboutTheat and LimelightXTC I am a freelance journalist and critic specialising in theatre and the arts. Publications I write for include the Guardian and the Scotsman. I am the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: how to make your show a success and How to Write About Theatre: A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers. I am also editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls: A Limelight Anthology. From 2000-2003, I was the editor of The List magazine, Glasgow and Edinburgh's arts and events guide.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Odd Man Out, theatre rivew


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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.
Mark Fisher
Until 29 August
 

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