Most impactful in Brown Boys Swim at Soho Theatre is the unexpected ending where the actual stakes are revealed, after have been largely masked by the frivolity of the premise. There’s some brief foreshadowing, but this is glossed over by the boys’ vivacity and focus on impressing their peers so it’s easy to miss.
‘An outstanding performance of an outstanding piece of writing’: THE B*EASTS – Bush Theatre
In The B*easts, Monica Dolan conveys an intelligent coolness as she makes her feelings known about social issues such as the pernicious effects of women’s magazines. She also implies that if this is a story about breasts, it is also a story about beasts: the media, our preconceptions and our mistakes.