A bleak view of a girls public school. Partly true, no doubt, but also slewed one way for dramatic purposes. I found the liberal sprinkling of expletives by the young girls rather charming. (as with a friend's six year old daughter, given a lift by her headmistress shocked the poor women, after struggling to engage the seat belt, when she exclaimed - how do you fit this fucking thing!) The play gives us a glimpse of part of the rough and tumble of growing up, bullying happens everywhere at that age, how we survive LIFE? Fantastic performances from the young cast members, quite extraordinary really. Another example of The Royal Court being at the forefront of new drama. - rds
19 Dec 10
Well worth seeing. It tears apart the comforting view of boarding school life and portrays a cruel, vicious reality of an updated, time-shifted Lord of The Flies. The adults are as out of touch as Enid Blyton's Uncle Quentin. But instead of 'lashings of lemonade' cruelty, emptiness, loneliness and despair are the order of the day. - Michael Simms
12 Dec 10
Good production with exceptional acting from the two main parts. Madison Lygo [Janey] was very chilling as the bully and Maya Gerber played Mimi with tenderness-very unusual in someone so young. Both should go far if they decide to peruse the stage as a career. - S Leigh
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