State Red

Theatre, Off-West End
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Atiha Sen Gupta follows her successful play 'What Fatima Did', with a new play at the same theatre which questions whether family really comes first.

Three new plays make up the latest offering in Hampstead's downstairs season. Atiha Sen Gupta returns to the theatre with her play 'State Red' following 'What Fatima Did' on the main stage in 2009. This new offering follows Richard and Joyce who are busy schmoozing Westminster on the road to Richard's appointment as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.  When their estranged son turns up, their plans may be derailed.

 

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This play firmly puts family loyalty into the spotlight and asks how far can it go. The family are going places as they come across as very successful, this is soon derailed as the son returns home. Great tension especially with the two friends who were together when a fatal outcome was committed. This production shows the vulnerability and huge burdens placed upon the police in dealing with criminals, and how they react afterwards. Very powerful moment when the son actually tells where he visited.