Caroline Horton, Simon Startin and John Biddle
This review is of the show's run in Jan 2015. The show returns in July before heading to Edinburgh.
We really liked Caroline Horton's playful exploration of anorexia 'Mess' in 2013 and here Horton returns to the Bush with her new play 'Islands'. In this black comedy Horton and director Omar Elerian - with whom Horton worked on the Olivier nominated 'You're Not Like Other Girls Chrissy' - take on the murky topic of tax and all the shady goings-on that allows those with more get away with paying less.
I have never seen a play where so many people walked out on. I decided to stay until the very end and see what happens to the super rich on Haven. I am glad I stayed as I thought the set was great, creating a dirty stage with characters living amongst squalor, hence the filthy rich. It becomes quite clear that they are never held into account for what they get up to. The use of the doorbell ringing with more cherries bought to them, sums up how they are enjoying life at the expense of others.