This was a short play with a good cast and minimal set. We wanted to like it more than we did like it.
Set in Dresden, it is about a house that changed hands while retaining secrets across 60 years of political strife.
Janie usually hates plays that jump backwards and forwards in time, as this one did.
- Michael Billington in The Guardian felt we were too far into the action before we got the point;
- Charles Spencer in the Telegraph felt it more like a cryptic crossword than a play;
- Michael Coveney in The Independent went further – “elliptical in the wrong sort of way, piling puzzle on confusion”…
…you get the point.
Not sure what we ate afterwards – in all the temporal confusion it’s a miracle that we succeeded in getting food and getting home in that order.