Bangers and Mash Fringe Club Reviewed: September 9 It's easy to see why this light romantic comedy (written and performed by Drew Fairley and Kate Smith from Australia) has done well at international festivals during the past couple of years - most recently at the Edinburgh Fringe. Presented here by locally based Perilous Mouths Entertainment, Bangers and Mash is funny, entertaining but most of all, relevant. It's a simple but realistic story of love and heartbreak. Although told through its two characters, Bart (Fairley) and Mash (Smith), it's mostly a single woman's story. Bart meets Mash at a theatre show (the performance began in the ground-floor foyer at the Fringe Club) when she talks loudly to her boyfriend on her mobile phone. For him, it's love at first sight. Fast forward a year and we see Mash, alone, looking for a new flatmate having just broken up with the last. Feeling bitter, she decides she doesn't need love any more and tries to convince herself that her previous relationship was boring anyway. It was all about 'money, maps and marriage' - and the sex wasn't even that great. In steps Bart, a man with a photographic memory, but not much else. He remembers how they met exactly a year ago and now wants to be her flatmate. Three months later, they discover they have feelings for each other - but dare they break that golden rule of flat-sharing: never have sex with your flatmate? What makes this simple and rather predictable script work is the comic duo's strong stage charm. They can dance and sing - and they're good, too. The acting is slightly exaggerated at times (but probably only to satirise day-time soaps).