Warhol claimed that everybody would have fifteen minutes of fame, but Green Pig have set out to prove that a lot more can happen in quarter of an hour.
Set around Anne’s (Laura Nupponen) transition from awkward heterosexual relationships and not fitting in to open homosexuality, Fifteen Minutes is a slow- burning analysis of love, relationships and obsession. At times dark and disturbing, the story is essentially about the thin line between love and hate. Intrinsically serious, the tale isn”t entirely hard going as it is carefully punctuated with accurate relationship observations and wry humour.
The delivery is slightly stilted at times and can seem amateurish at best, but the whole thing is held together by Nupponen’’s strong performance. While the other actors seem slightly detached from their characters (though Jamie Andrews does a good turn as the slightly predatory lesbian who ”turns” Anne) Nupponen seems intrinsically linked to her character.
In fact Nupponen’’s performance is the main highlight of this slightly unoriginal play.
Definitely not a waste of money, but it could be better spent.