Playing at Theatre Peckham before a UK tour, Tamasha Theatre’s Under the Mask – written by a junior doctor – is a haunting revisit of the early days of the pandemic.
Whilst the script for Faces In The Crowd demands unwavering focus and attention in order to not get lost, women’s individuality, voice and their suppression by patriarchal systems are profoundly resonant.
Beginners just isn’t engaging enough for adults and children alike for much of the time and I wish the playful element had been consistent because the emotional aspects failed to hit the mark.
A head wasn’t the only thing to roll in this hilarious piece about the 17th century Governor of Hull, Sir John Holtham (Mark Addy). Set in the 17th century it may be, but the modern twists that are subtly interwoven are an additional source of humour in this laugh-a-minute, raucous comedy.