We rather liked this one. Not as much as the critics, who mostly lapped it up, but we did enjoy the play.
It’s about the poet Stevie Smith and of course Zoë Wannamaker is a superb actress; indeed all three of the cast were.
It’s a bit twee; both the setting (but then Stevie Smith did live a twee suburban life in Palmers Green) and also the play, which is a little old-fashioned in style. It reminded me of the sort of play that did well in the Hampstead Theatre’s portacabin glory days, back in the eighties and nineties.
- Henry Hitchings in the Standard liked it but found it a bit predictable – click here;
- Stephen Collins on BritshTheatre.com also was three stars mostly positive – click here.
I think we were still going to Harry Morgan pre-theatre back then; the Friday evening Hampstead theatre gig worked that way most times.