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Disturbing insight into couple's Cher despair; 25.03.15 And The Beat Goes OnTron, Glasgow THEATRE.

THIS new play is a thought-provoking take of despair.

At first it seems like a kooky tribute to Sonny and Cher and a couple's obsession with the 70s stars. But as the plot develops, their rehearsals reveal a much darker secret.

Lily, played insightfully by Julie Brown, is a woman on the edge. And she unravels as the story unfolds.

Johnny McKnight, better known for his out and out comedy roles, proved he is not a one trick pony - switching from saccharinely nauseating Sonny to the much more tenebrous Peter.

Both actors captured the essence of Sonny and Cher perfectly. Their utter wretchedness, caused by the disappearance of their daughter and accusations levelled against them, will surely resonate with the McCanns and others who have lost a child.

The play runs until tomorrow at the Tron and then goes on a short tour around the country.

It is disturbingly brilliant. Catch it if you can.

VIVIENNE AITKEN PAIN Brown and McKnight

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Date:Mar 27, 2015
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