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Heather

Thomas Eccleshare
Dancing Brick
Summerhall
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Heather comprises three relatively distinct phases within only 50 minutes.

The opening scene shows the building online relationship between Harry, an editor, and shy Heather, the next J K Rowling and his potential crock of gold.

Following their interchanges and a runaway hit, we move on to witness a series of fraught prison interviews between Tariq, a rapist and mass murderer, and an unlikely visitor.

Finally, there is a ten-minute burst of fantasy movie, brought to life by the play's two actors, Ashley Gerlach and Charlotte Melia, helped by director Valentina Ceschi.

There are a number of plot inconsistencies but Heather presents good, undemanding entertainment which will sell well and is already booked to tour.

Reviewer: Philip Fisher