Saturday, 19 July 2014

Lobby Hero

'Lobby Hero' is being staged at the tiny TAP Gallery and Theatre. The small performance space allows for an audience of about 60 people.

The play is set in a New York residential lobby where two security guards work and two police officers frequently visit. The guards and the police have a few issues and dilemmas to face and they spend the best part of two and a half hours talking these through to no clear resolution.

I have the sense that this work, which originated off-Broadway, is a draft of a play intended for bigger things which haven't quite been realised.

Jeremy Waters gives the stand out performance. Although frequently funny, the play is overlong and in the end not entirely satisfying.

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