Dylan Cole has either played Scrabble seriously or he must certainly have spent time around people who have.  This funny, sad, insightful show should appeal to both the Scrabble fraternity and also to those who have never touched a tile. 

This portrayal of world champion Austin Michaels, and the story of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on his life is brilliantly executed. Dylan moved effortlessly between the young Austin, the very cool Austin in love, through to the Austin struggling to hold onto his memories and subsiding into frustration, disappointment and anger.

Presented in this year’s cosy quirky Tuxedo Cat venue, this was an anagrammers heaven and I was surrounded by fellow practitioners who laughed along with the in jokes and at parts of themselves (and others) that they recognised.  I wondered occasionally if some of them might not have to be restrained from participating.

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