Orla O’Loughlin’s sensitive direction and Paul Meller’s uncluttered design guides us through the need for love. Yes, some strands are left loose, but a terrific ensemble, (so good no one should be singled out), and a deeply moving conclusion underlines the milk of human kindness. Theatrical nourishment.
Matthew Cullum’s direction allows imaginations to run wild, a shopping trolley becomes a horse, a spade a fish, a bugle a pistol, without ever sacrificing the story- the key to this production’s success is in its story telling. The Mercury may now have a tradition on its hands with its summer shows.