Carthage

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Drama

Various venues

Until Sat Feb 22

  • © Richard Davenport

    Jack McMullen (Tommy Anderson)

  • © Richard Davenport

    Jack McMullen (Tommy Anderson)

  • © Richard Davenport

    Jack McMullen (Tommy Anderson)

© Richard Davenport

Jack McMullen (Tommy Anderson)

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JohnnyFox

I hope to review it in next week's London Theatre Podcast but by the time it's online (ayu-londontheatre.org) it may be too late for you to get tickets. Do. This is by any measure a remarkable 'first play' - I thought it might be a polemical one-sided poke at the social work system but it's not, it's an extremely well realised human drama seen from many many points of view and what's almost as good as what Chris Thompson puts on stage is what he leaves the audience to fill in by way of background and judgment. Very clever. The Finborough's staging, direction and casting - particularly the social worker, the prison warder and 'the boy' - are all excellent.

Rich

An excellent cast, intimate venue and some fantastic funny writing combine to create a very rounded play that carries an important message, without ever crossing into preachiness or lazy stereotypes. Highly recommended.

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