A LITTLE OLDER
Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh
August, 1992

After a serious car crash, Sandy nurses Isla, his friend since childhood, slowly back to health in mind and body. John Binnie's latest play for Clyde Unity is by turns affecting and sardonic. A series of flashbacks chronicle Sandy and Isla's friendship from their first meeting at primary school: he (played by Stephen Docherty) a retiring "mammy's boy", she (Mari Binnie) a tyke of a minister's daughter. Performed with unfussy flair, this is a wonderful affirmation of the bonding of apparent incompatibles.

Written for The Independent.

Copyright Ian Shuttleworth; all rights reserved.

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