A verbatim piece about the subject of transatlantic deportation, The Special Relationship is a well researched, strongly contemporary piece.
Verbatim plays can often feel static with a view of just letting the words do the work, but the words really lift off the page in The Special Relationship.
Midlife Cowboy is infectious and entertaining, with a brilliant soundtrack to boot. With a little work it could be a hit.
In some ways, Allelujah! is perfectly symptomatic of the problem I have with the Bridge Theatre. Does London really need any new theatres, no matter how much people think they want interval madeleines?
First things first, the foyer is extremely spacious and rather beautifully lit. So whilst there were hefty queues at the box office and the bar, there was still plenty of room to mill about, some seats available and a wide enough staircase that, when we finally started going down to the stalls, it wasn’t too much of a crush.