We really liked this play. It was funny and interesting.
It’s one of those verbatim theatre jobbies. Alecky Blythe went round talking to prostitutes at “the parlour” and pulled together a play about them based on their own accounts.
Intriguingly, the cast listened to recordings as they delivered their lines, to add a particular type of authenticity to the verbatim method.
It worked for us, anyhow.
- Michael Billington gave it three stars in the Guardian for its rigorous truthfulness, but wanted to know more about the punters as well as the girls – click here;
- Charles Spencer found it hugely entertaining in the Telegraph – click here;
- Philip Fisher in British Theatre guide found it neither fish nor fowl – click here;
- The Standard, though, (Nicholas de Jongh?) really liked it – click here.