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Kristin Weybridge is an eminent and successful art critic. As a young mother, she followed her politics and art, storming Parisian barricades and following her heart to Florence. Her successful memoir secures her place in history but fails to mention her sons. Her birthday should be a time for celebration but when her son Simon decides to deliver his version of the past, everyone must confront the cost of Kristin's commitment to her work.
Michael Coveney - 23 June 2009
Alexi Kaye Campbell’s new play is in many ways an old-fashioned domestic comedy. An aberrant mother, a radical art historian, plays host to her two grown-up sons and their partners, and an old friend, round the kitchen table in a cottage in the country.
Campbell made waves last year with his debut play The Pride in which three characters, and gay lives, were defined in different eras separated by fifty years, a sort of re-design for living. His second outing is ambitious but unevenly executed in Josie Rourke’s rambling, indulgent production.
Kristin Mille (Paola Dionisotti), who has a real big thing about Giotto, has made no mention of her sons in her memoirs. This omission grows to incubate a suggestion that she failed in her maternal duties while manning the barricades in Paris and marching in Grosvenor Square in 1968.
Her second son Simon (John Light), a struggling novelist, recounts how he was abandoned on a railway station ...
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Blair Kesseler - 14 July 2009:
Can't understand the review. This is rivetting theatre and the scene between John Light and Paola Dionisotti is so powerful that you can sense the audience holding its' breath for fear of interupting the moment. Just go and see it if you get the chance....