The acting styles of the ensemble greatly differ throughout from naturalism to campy and overacted- the latter feeling forced with drifting accents, preventing any chemistry between the leading couple. Whilst this overacting works in some productions, the combination of these styles, with direction from Jonathan O'Boyle, obscures the identity of the piece.
That being said, Rebecca McKinnis and Clive Mantle shone in their portrayals. Their comic timing, physicality and delivery of the script were excellent and boosted the play in its entirety. It was a pleasure for me to see McKinnis in a different role to which she had played before in Dear Evan Hansen and Everybody's Talking About Jamie.
It was also a joy to see understudy, Jayda Kariuki, as Kaitlynn. Her persona and American accent added dimension and levels to the swathes of conversation in Act 1.