Last Updated on 17th August 2023
Paul T Davies reviews He Wears It Well at Greenside Riddles Court as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.
The play is well performed by L T Hewitt as Archie, nervous energy and vulnerability combined with confidence on the pitch, and Nicholas Dowton Copper as Stephen, geeky and supportive. They also play other roles, and I feel differentiation between characters could have been more defined here.
The script doesn’t raise the stakes high enough, I didn’t feel that Archie really had everything to lose. It also reached a perfect ending and then carried on with another, unnecessary scene. But it’s heart is totally in the right place, the relationship tender and supportive and gives the Fringe a good Heartstopper moment.