This lighthearted romp will appeal to anybody who enjoys books, words, or a comic twist, and offers something very special to writers and budding writers.
The lively meeting of a writers' group, in introducing us to the quirks of its members—authors and would-be authors all—provides the setup for a hilarious farcical melange of barely compatible writing genres that simply begs for the creative staging that we've come to expect of Rep.
And said romp is flawless. Not since, as a small boy, I watched an entire set in Noddy and the Magic Faraway Tree dissolve before my eyes into another set have I seen set changes quite as wonderful as these; and they are matched by costume and character changes at a pace difficult to credit. How any of the players managed to keep a straight face, I can't imagine. Working on the play must have provided many a laugh.
The technical and artistic perfection with which Rep has imbued the production is a wonder to behold. Lighting, scenery, and sound were marvellous. Costuming was imaginative. And the set—at first merely a remarkably credible work of sound construction—assumed a character of its own, once called to life.
This is the most fun you'll have before bedtime. See it, and retire with a grin on your face.
John P. Harvey
Image: [L–R] Jasan Savage, Kate Blackhurst, Euan Bowen, Christa de Jager, and Heather Spong, in Improbable Fiction. Picture: Cliff Spong.