Another night at the theatre, another enjoyable evening despite a rather messy play.
We enjoyed Of Kith And Kin, especially once the narrative got past the rather sitcom meets soap opera first act. There were interesting issues and a nice mixture of comedy, tension and tragedy.
But my goodness did we have to suspend belief a lot at times. No amount of desperation, deep-seated psychological damage and troubled back story would, in my view, lead a solicitor to behave as Daniel behaves at times in the second and third acts.
The acting felt a bit patchy too. All three female parts were very well-expressed but the central (male) couple felt a bit weak at times. Perhaps it was the play. Perhaps it was the way the play was directed.
The Bush has published a trailer on YouTube:
I’ll guess the play will get/is getting mixed reviews – this search term should find whatever is out there whenever you come to look.
Still, we had a good evening.
We met again the nice young chap who sat next to us and chatted with us at The Gate the other week, serving behind the bar at The Bush.
We tried a very tasty Thai takeaway from the Sisters Cafe in Pitshanger Lane after the show.