Outside, snow was falling, inside the heating had broken down, but David Greig’s delightful play with music lit up the stage and warmed the heart as the paths of divorce lawyer Helena and petty criminal Bob crossed in an Edinburgh bar.

They’d never have met if her married lover hadn’t stood her up.

A one-night shag turns into something potentially more rewarding as, through a series of adventures and misadventures, the two unfulfilled 35 year olds end up spending a rollercoaster weekend together encompassing a wedding, an Ikea car park, a bit of bondage, a swanky hotel and too much rain and booze. Strumming guitars, slipping out of character to address us directly, versatile Cora Bissett and Matthew Pidgeon are perfect in this beguiling yet poignant rom-com for all seasons. 


Tricycle, Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR
Tube: Kilburn
020 7328 1000
Until 29th January
£12 – £22

– Louise Kingsley