Lorna is settling into her new life in London while Brian is enjoying a reclusive lifestyle as a night chef; between Lorna’s brave forays into various evening classes and Brian’s meticulous cleaning regime, it seems unlikely that the two should ever meet. That is until the Metro’s lonely hearts column for commuters catches their eyes. A show with an interesting premise, Signal Failure takes the intimacy and awkwardness of the Underground and turns it into an unlikely love story.
Rife with cheeky humour, it boasts an upfront and witty script and two brilliantly funny performances by Spencer Cowan and Sasha Ellen
Rife with cheeky humour, it boasts an upfront and witty script and two brilliantly funny performances by Spencer Cowan and Sasha Ellen, who portray their quirky characters perfectly. The play had a lot of personality of its own, with snippets of pop music embellishing certain scenes, a comical and refreshing touch that bolstered the contemporary feel of the show.
However, in terms of narrative structure, there was room for some improvements. Character back stories that were mentioned at the start of the play went largely forgotten until the end, where their revival felt a little rushed; weaving them in throughout the piece would have maintained curiosity and fleshed out the two already great characters more naturally. That said, it was still a highly enjoyable piece of theatre that offered a refreshing and memorable story; a show I would definitely recommend.