If this play had opened on the fringe it would have crept under the radar, got OK to good reviews and a few mumblings of ‘promising playwright’. Opening it in the West End, albeit in the tiny Trafalgar Studio I, with ‘people off the telly’ sets the bar higher and that’s partly why it disappoints. It’s topical, has some interesting ideas and good dialogue and it’s performed well, but it doesn’t really hang together. So many short scenes seem like the theatrical equivalent of sound bites and the production values (dreadful lighting in particular) don’t really help. - Gareth James
23 May 09
Thoroughly enjoyable escapist evening that felt pertinent to our time. Great acting, well produced. - Rosie
18 May 09
Was lucky enough to see the first preview. True the script is a little laboured and the story a well worn one. However, the comedy is there throughout and delivered with great timing, even with an unreliable electric wheelchair! with a little polish and an aggressive script edit this could get a 4. - Alex76
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