Of a Tuesday Night, I wouldn’t normally be found in a theatre waiting to see a play. This kind of stage amusement is something new to me, outside of the requisite school productions (I was only ever in one, and I proudly played a tomato - where’s my role on Go Girls?), and the couple of Ballets I saw performed because my cousin was it it.
I honestly didn’t know what to expect, maybe a couple of comedians on stage throwing some punchlines around, and everyone claps and laughs. But I was genuinely surprised with the level of performance I saw.
This was a script that had evidently been worked on for quite a while. It was well honed, and was no two-bit throw together for a TV Soap. A low budget show that quite obviously did not need big, expensive sets to distract the audience from a poor performance from an unmotivated cast, because the performance was far from poor, and the cast looked like they had more than all of the motivation they need.
Dumped told the tale of far too many people these days. Showed the trials and tribulations of making a romance work in this day and age, with technology, and completely different standards from those of a few decades ago.
Without wanting to ruin any surprises, it’s safe to say that many of Jackie Clark’s talents are utilised in this show, and not to it’s detriment, this show takes the audience on a journey almost everyone can relate to, either from first-hand experience, or from having seen it happen. It also means that some of the punchlines cause you to laugh so hard it hurts - or maybe a wee bit of that hurt isn’t just from the laughter.
I would easily give this show a Five Star rating, and sincerely hope it will return for another season.