City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Twentysomething Review


By Alex Eades - Posted on 15 August 2012

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Show details
Venue: 
Spotlites
Company: 
Cookie Jar
Running time: 
55mins

There is nothing I hate more in this world than people that do nothing other than speak of themselves. People that look inward instead of outward and begin most of their sentences with the letter ‘I’. Usually accompanied with the word ‘need’, ‘want’ or ‘deserve’. I used to think that I hated Facebook. But the truth is, I don’t hate Facebook at all. I just hate the people that use it.

All of the characters in Twentysomething are such people. Young, yappy troglodytes whose very existence makes me want to throw up.

The show is really an overlong, under funny episode of Friends. There’s even a hippy girl, a clever guy and a slutty girl. Oh, and the clever guy and the slutty girl used to date. But they’re not called Ross and Rachel.

Not having met in a long while, they all meet up at a bar and discuss what they were, what they are and what they want to be. Relationships tense and sparks fly as they realise that perhaps they are not as close as they once thought. Some friends, clearly, should remain on Facebook alone.

Now, although I really did despise ALL of the characters enough to make me want to eat my own face, the actual performances were fine performances. They were all very good at being profoundly unlikeable.

There were, I must concede, a few lines that provoked a brief chuckle but, on the whole, the experience resembled that of putting a tooth in a glass of coke and waiting while it slowly rots into a deformed miniature Gaudi castle.

In fact, maybe I should have done that. I would have even provided the tooth.

Show Times: Aug 15th - 19th, 2012, 6:25pm

Ticket Prices: £8.00 (£6.00)