Replay

Nicola Wren

DugOut Theatre

Pleasance Courtyard

From 02 August 2017 to 28 August 2017

Rating: ***

Review by Philip Fisher

Replay tells the story of an over-earnest Metropolitan police officer, played by the writer.

For an hour, Nicola Wren talks us through a visit to meet the relatives of a suicide, attempts to gain promotion and recollects encounters with her character’s much-loved elder brother.

The writing is dense and builds slowly to an ending that justifies most of what has gone before but Replay has a tendency to feel like a short story elongated into a novella in order to fill the playing time.

On the plus side, Miss Wren is a dedicated performer who works hard to please her audience.