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Some say life is like a box of chocolates. Others, like a highway. Very few, however, can say they’ve ever heard anyone say in passing that life is in fact like an artichoke. It’s a continuous metaphor that sticks out sorely in this compelling two-member cast performance about life and dealing with its obstacles. One of those terrifying obstacles faced is testicular cancer, – which really warrants a play on its own, as the lead male character is too busy babbling about all his other thoughts – so the problems he faces after his diagnosis are left until the final third of the play. A likeable lead female makes this a watchable rather than an engrossing hour.
Edinburgh City Football Club, 13 – 28 Aug (not 14, 21), 12.35pm (1.35pm), free, fpp270
tw rating 3/5