This is a weird play. But then, it is Caryl Churchill. Indeed, by Caryl Churchill standards, it is not that weird a play.
But Janie and I had never seen the play and this, as it turned out, was a good production of this play. Thea Sharrock directed it; we’d been really impressed with her at The Gate and this production no doubt added to her rising stardom.
Reviews to be found that can be read in full are as follows:
- Michael Billington somewhat in two minds, here;
- Dominic Cavendish in the Telegraph loved it, here;
- Philip Fisher in British Theatre Guide also really liked it, here;
- Aleks Sierz in the Stage raves about it, here;
- London Theatre Guide also links to lots of reviews, here.
Enough evidence – this was good. We enjoyed ourselves and felt thoroughly sated with good theatre that weekend, having seen a super short play, Truck Stop, at the Hampstead the night before.