Fringe review: Good Things, St Serf’s Church Hall

God Things at the Leith Theatre
God Things at the Leith Theatre
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BEING one of Scotland’s most beloved contemporary poets and play writers, it comes as no surprise that an array of Liz Lochhead’s work looms over the Fringe.


Leitheatre’s production of her 2004 play, Good Things, is a contemporary fairy tale of a woman named Susan reaching her 50s, still desperate to find the love of a man.

Lochhead has always been known for the energetic passion that she puts into her work. However, the cast behind this community production, unfortunately, still need to come to grips with this captivating story, as forgotten lines and delayed cues act as the main downfalls to this evening’s performance. Despite this, lead actress, Fiona Robertson, plays the role of Susan with such vigour that she manages to do Lochhead’s script justice.

However, the poor acoustics of St Serf’s Church Hall make it difficult to hear her cry for her dream man from beyond the fourth row.

Until 17 August