Simon Callow directs Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie, Tom Rosenthal in this revival of Christopher Hampton’s play. But what have critics been making of the production?
In the unnamed town that the five characters inhabit, any hope or joy is promptly quashed and left in a pool of despair on the floor, just like the mysteriously dying rats that plague the streets. It’s not a fun evening, but nonetheless makes for a formidable and incredibly disquieting piece of theatre.
Sublime begins with the unexpected arrival of Sophie sneaking around her brother Sam’s kitchen, busting back into his life because she has managed to get herself into a little bit of debt and wants Sam to help her raise the funds through becoming con artists again – but can she convince him to do it?