Marsha Norman’s 1981 play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama on its debut, and remains one of the best plays I have read on the page, long before I saw it acted.
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Hampstead Theatre’s revival of Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘Night, Mother, now running until 4 December 2021.
The play is set in rural America, where a mother (Stockard Channing) and daughter Jessie (Rebecca Night), who has epilepsy, live together.
It’s fascinating to see a play that, 35 years after its UK premiere, has the courage of its convictions, a drama that stays true to its characters with no soapy or simplistic conclusion that would betray its purpose.
Terry Johnson’s new play is a deeply felt and typically witty look at the cinematographer Jack Cardiff.