Joe White’s debut, Mayfly, is a family play that although marketed as “ethereal” is actually much more rooted than that. It also expresses a deep sense of loss. And, with its title in mind, shows how some things can change in a single day.
It’s been a golden week for James Graham, British theatre’s wonder boy. After winning an Olivier Award for his comedy, Labour of Love, he now has another show in the West End, this time a transfer from the Chichester Theatre, where it premiered last November.
This is a stylish, yet thoroughly accessible, production that is full of energy and a joyous satirical thrust that never obscures the real human emotions at the story’s core. Let’s hope that this production is the first of many Restoration revivals.