Theatre, Drama
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
A darkly comic drama following couple Ryan and Owen who have to face homophobia, illness and tragedy within their own families. A new play from writer director Raymond-Kym Suttle.


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The play appeals on numerous levels. Multiple storylines intertwined together ensure a dark roller-coaster ride to the final epiphany. However if you've tried to patch up a dysfunctional family you'll be sitting uncomfortably as many uncomfortable home truths are played out on the stage. They way the actors engage the audience on an emotional level (Julian Bird in particular) kept me captivated. The trailer for "Treatment A New Play" is easy to find and gives a great taster of what awaits. Highly entertaining, informative one of those rare gems of fringe theatre. BTW - I can vouch for the free Pimms as mentioned by the previous reviewer and there's free parking on the streets around the pub.

I saw the second performance of this play, in the hot sultry theatre above the Drayton Arms pub. A quite powerful dark story gradually unfolded, of homophobia, layers of family dysfunction, illness and death. A small excellent caste, convincingly acted, a smidgen of sentimentality at the end, quite fitting. There were a couple of barely noticeable losses of dialogue, but this will improve. Overall, let down slightly by one of the two fans in the audience not functioning - the theatre needs to sort this. Thoroughly recommended - plus if you register your email with the pub you get a free Pimms!!