by Zahid Fayyaz
This can be a debut, solo efficiency wanting on the makes an attempt by the titular Ace to woo the thing of her college affections, Sasha. The present is principally set in a nightclub, epitomised by Ace (performed excellently by Tiffany Marina Pearmund) strolling amongst the gang and with nightclub music taking part in over the audio system.
At simply over 45 minutes, this piece doesn’t overstay its welcome, however nonetheless packs quite a bit into its operating time. It’s well-acted with numerous coronary heart, taking a look at asexuality and the problems of rising up in a repressive family each sympathetically and with humour. The jokes round Physician Who and Ace’s common lack of knowledge of membership tradition land very nicely, and Pearmund performs Ace as a really likeable individual. The opening scene within the intercourse schooling class isn’t 100% efficient on account of technical points, sadly. Nevertheless, the writing is mostly whip-smart and makes for a extremely entertaining present. Pearmund’s depiction of the supporting characters particularly are vivid and make the play appear larger than it really is.
It could want slightly work to additional flesh it out, however that is already a humorous and guaranteed piece of theatre, and nicely price watching, both at its remaining performances on the competition, or any future runs it deserves to have.
That’s Ace runs by means of 17 March.
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