Sleepwalk

Like any teenage boy, Dillon is angst-ridden. Unlike the majority, however, he carries a suicide note around in his pocket. In Sleepwalk, Dillon struggles with the inhabitants of his Id to figure out what makes life worth living.

William Mastrosimone's script is funny and intelligent, but at times this young cast miss opportunities to make the most of it. Jake Pippin as Dillon and Joel Christensen as Amygdala - the rapping demonic figure from his mind - stand head and shoulders above the rest of the cast, and a glance at the programme would appear to reveal the problem. Whilst Pippin and Christensen remain in their roles throughout the run, the other parts are filled on rotation with two or even three different actors.

You can't help thinking then, that herein lies the reason those characters never seem fully fleshed out, and why some performances are distinctly Am-Dram. This is a good play, it just has the potential to be so much better.

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