REVIEW: Daddy Points at The Seven Dials playhouse

Welcome to Imi’s (Bebe Cave) Halloween Vlog, and it’s all concerning the wake of Roger, Imi’s beloved canine who has sadly handed. It doesn’t assist the wake occurs to be on the yr anniversary of her dad’s suicide., All a bit a lot actually and mourning each her dad and Roger you marvel if Imi is as okay as she’s saying to all these viewers? 

Andrew Exeter’s set instantly provides us the homely really feel that might befit a woman in her room about to do a dwell video, a vibrant colored backdrop with cabinets, home windows, pictures of the canine, the lot … and the ashes of Roger taking centre stage. As she begins to ramble by means of her video the voices of each her dad (James Cardigan) and Grandad (Richard Hope) play over in her head in numerous scenes, it then rapidly turns into a three-way dialog together with her, the viewers and the voices in her head. 
Bebe Cave deserves heaps of reward, from begin to end she’s energetic and offers all the things on this one-woman present. Humorous one-liners consistently keep our consideration but are predictable. The writing often drags and does not ship the meant shock in direction of the climax of the present. 

The present does have its endearing and heartfelt moments for certain, it’s an trustworthy look into psychological well being and the struggles of going through it alone. We really feel for Imi and her apparent cry for assist. It’s written with a delicacy and intimacy from Lewis Cornay that showcases its strengths greater than its weaknesses.

Combining the writing together with ingenious and intelligent use of such an intimate area from director Jane Moriaty, you’ve got a present that pulls on the heartstrings however simply misses packing that knockout punch. 

Evaluate by George Butler

Ranking: ★★★

Seat: B1 | Worth of Ticket: £30