Edinburgh festival Day 16: Reviews: Double D

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Unhindered by clever stage games or heavy-handed dialogue, Double D treads achingly familiar territory with charm and sensitivity. June 'Dot Cotton' Brown throws in a remarkably controlled performance as a mother slipping and failing in mid-life while her daughter struggles to come to terms with adulthood and sexuality. Mike Leigh is alive and kicking in Matthew Westwood's bitter-sweet tale, but the real comic potential of the script is realised by Charlotte Bellamy, who excels as Laurel and keeps the whole play on its toes. Not vital viewing exactly, but impressive and captivating for all that.

Assembly Rooms (venue 3), 54 George St (031-226 2428). 4pm to 4 Sept.