Living With Johnny Depp
Madcap Theatre Company
Joanne Mitchell is bit of a one woman wonder. Sometimes in a play where one actor plays several characters I find myself just waiting for my favourite one to reappear. Not in this case, as Mitchell portrayed three very different women with equal panache in this refreshing and believable piece. Schoolgirl Shania faces expulsion for, among other things, writing about her obsession with Johhny Depp in her exams, but through the monologues of two of her teachers it is revealed that both characters share her interest and adapt the actor to their own fantasies and problems. Mingling with the giggling audience and never breaking character for a second, Mitchell is a superb comic actress with an incredibly engaging touch.
The Zoo, 1 - 25 Aug (not 11,18), 12.00pm (12.55pm), prices vary, fpp 212
tw rating: 4/5
published: Aug-2008 for Three Weeks newspaper at the Edinburgh Festival