Next up is a triumph of marketing – I’ve booked this purely on the strength of its brilliant title. It’s Paper Mug Theatre’s I Lost My Virginity to Chopin’s Nocturne in B-Flat Minor at Bunker Two @ Pleasance Courtyard, at 15:00 on Monday 19th. Read the blurb: “’I’m not going to gamble the happiness I have with you for a chance at happiness with someone else – what’s the point?’ Ollie and Laura have been together for three years, and are one pack of reduced M&S olives away from killing each other. But with an engagement ring hidden in an en-route takeaway, Ollie has the task of stopping Laura from walking out altogether. I Lost My Virginity to Chopin’s Nocturne in B-Flat Minor tackles the fear of loneliness and dependency to the point of destruction.”
I have a sense that this will be one of those plays whose hilarious title belies the sadness of its content. Check back around 4.15pm to see whether we’re laughing or crying. By then the next preview blog should be available to read too.
The clever backwards construction of this play brings its savagery to the forefront. Brilliantly acted, a script packed with memorable moments that make the audience gasp and cringe audibly throughout, and a superb examination of what happens when two totally incompatible people love each other. Superb and agonising! A must-see if you’re in Edinburgh!