Brilliant brave believable performances from Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Keir Charles! Marvellous dialogue (eg a classic speech about "first times", like the disturbing first time we realise we can "kill an animal.") The way in which Charles' character's hidden sadness mutates into madness, crushed as he is by Waller-Bridge's character's superiority in class, education, height, appearance, etc seemed believable to me. But I refrain from giving 5 stars to this as there are not enough psychological clues written into Waller-Bridge's character to make me accept that she would act in the way she does at the end of this play. Yes, grief can make us yearn for punishment, but the way in which we punish ourselves depends on who we are, and I don't think the groundwork is sufficiently laid here for the ending we get. That said, it wouldn't take many more drafts to make this play perfect. :) - steveatplays
30 Mar 13
I thought the pace and quality of acting here was absolutely superb... not a single, dull, second right the way through.
Superb! - Steve
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