If you are a fan of Hairspray or if you have never heard the score then this is certainly the one I’d recommend you start with
Cirque Du Soleil has worked out exactly how to bedazzle and audience and they do it year after year, in production after production around the world.
Winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize, Katherine Soper’s play explores zero contract hours Britain through brother and sister Tamsin and Dean.
Ultimately, Abigail comes across as a confused thing, hindered by just too many good ideas in too short a time. Good production helps redeem the play to a degree, but all in all the result is disappointingly vague and dissatisfying.
If the play sounds intense and grim, it’s strength is in its blackest of black humour, making interesting points about how we all think in “media speak”
it builds to a hugely emotional climax, and you may need a tissue! In our fearful times, The Kite Runner offers an open palm of reconciliation and hope. I would advise you to take it.
Willmott has gathered together a handsome cast of 14 mainly young professionals, admonished with a few seasoned actors, and offers us a new way of using the Union’s recently acquired space.
There’s no new ground broken in this interpretation, but everything done is done well and is full of clever ideas for building the world of the play with limited resources.