Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Latest play from DryWrite’s Vicky Jones provides a vivid picture of contemporary metropolitan womanhood.
Touch may come from the same stable as the amazing Fleabag but drops the posh and goes Welsh: imagine Stacey left Gavin for a squalid London studio, a diet of Echo Falls, microwave dinners and random sex and you have Amy Morgan’s deliciously messed-up Dee.
The bed is the first thing we see. The mess is the second. By the end of the evening, we see just how messy one bed can get.
If there was such a thing as `chick-lit’ in theatre, this would be the nearest thing to it. But that would neither be respectful nor entirely accurate.
Touch, the fourth exciting new collaboration between Soho Theatre and Fleabag creators DryWrite, will be premiered next year in a limited season running from 6 July to 12 August 2017.
✭✭✩✩✩ A touch lacking:
Touch, a co-production between Ciaran Myers and Edinburgh-based Asylon Theatre at the New Town Theatre, treats difficult themes sensitively and tactfully. Unfortunately, this is at the expense of dramatic impact.