This is one of those rare plays about the workplace; in this case a suntan lotion business. The impecunious Orange Tree is one of the few theatres with solid production stubs going back as far as 2009 – click here for all the details on this one.
As is often the case with workplace plays, this one didn’t quite work for us. The stage was incredibly busy – a huge cast for the tiny Orange Tree. The humour didn’t quite translate/make the grade either.
Still, it was well acted and did provide some interesting points for us to discuss over a Don Fernando Spanish meal afterwards.
- Lyn Gardner in the Guardian found it wry and dry, but felt the last 30 minutes was good payoff for the investment;
- Amy Yorston in British Theatre Guide found the fast pace and unrelenting story line hard work, but she liked the piece;
- John Thaxtor in The Stage found it hard going…I’m detecting a theme here…