The show opens with the bad guys; Dr Bloom played by Marc Pickering and General Blight played by Carl Mullaney, both of whom worked well together and it felt like they had walked straight out of a comic strip into the real world.
Lucy Foster’s play is a heartfelt and tender love story, examining the pressures of modern life through the eyes of two women who desperately want to cling on to each other even at the cost of their personal happiness.
Anoushka Warden’s debut play My Mum’s a Twat, a celebration of rebellion and resilience, is directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone and Jude Christian and runs at the Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs until 20 January 2018. What do critics say?
In Wine, West has come up with an interesting hour of theatre; at times laugh-out-loud funny, but also heartbreaking and provocative. It is cleverly put together, slowly teasing out the couple’s history, building up to the explosive reveal.
This adaptation has good intentions, but the briefness of the story will leave audiences unclear what it is trying to say. There is no denying that this is a very strange, and intriguing, story that shows just how powerful and dangerous obsession can be.