Sometimes love comes to you and sometimes you have to make it happen. Or so James (Thomas Wingfield) thinks. In this funny and cringeworthy hour, he takes us on a tour of all his romantic failings.
Jake Westow Miller’s script is tightly written, filled with ridiculous scenarios made believable by the fully fleshed-out character of James.
We begin with Mia, the girl he bakes a thousand cakes for, yet could not persuade that he was the Troy Bolton to her Gabriella Montez. He is a loser, but this makes him all the more likeable. He is frustrating and embarrassing but we sympathise with his incredibly naive plight. He has good intentions - but still has a lot to learn about love.
Jake Westow Miller’s script is tightly written, filled with ridiculous scenarios made believable by the fully fleshed-out character of James. Though the storyline is nothing new - boy searches for love - Westow Miller has made this telling fresh and funny with oodles of wit and well-timed contemporary references, particularly to his beloved TV programmes.
It is unfortunate that the end the play takes a disappointing twist. It becomes too sentimental for its own good and this seriously undermines all the good work that has come beforehand. Though I love an uplifting ending, this one unfortunately ends up pretty awkward and just shows that James has learnt nothing about love at all.