Two actors on stage describe their characters as if the direction in the playtext is part of the script. It is the first of many quirks in Aleshea Harris’ dark revenge comedy Is God Is.
American playwright Aleshea Harris’ dazzlingly satirical 2018 extravaganza is about two women seeking justice and getting even, and it comes to the Royal Court from New York, trailing shouts of enthusiasm.
Simon Stephens’ version makes no bones about how an obsession for fame can lead to ruin, hell and damnation or all three. Adelayo Adedayo’s Nina is burning to be a ‘celebrity’, idolising Nicholas Gleaves’ driven novelist, Boris.
This hard-hitting play about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Britain, revealing the price that some girls have to pay to become a woman, is written by Charlene James and directed by Gbolahan Obisesan. It’s on at the Young Vic for a short run until 11 June 2016. What have critics thought of it?