12 August 2014, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh Fringe
‘Tape’ is an instantly engaging show. The audience is immediately thrown into the action, where we see Vince (Sam Dobson) preparing for a meeting with his high school friend Jon (Will Kynaston). This reunion quickly turns from amicable to spiteful when a secret is revealed about their ex-girlfriend, Amy (Cat Lewis), who is imminently expected. The fast-paced, tightly scripted piece provides an insight into the role of truth and honesty in our lives, as well as that of self-deception. Its success is largely due to the solid performances from the whole cast. The play is not original, and the ideas in it aren’t subtle, but the strength of the acting and the writing prevent it from seeming too clichéd and keep the action engrossing.