Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
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Frankie Meredith’s script has a solid, viable core, but the short, episodic scenes spanning a long time period make for a skeletal whole that feels like the first act of a longer play.
It’s a bold move to put a character as flawed as Madeline front and centre in your debut play; still more to not give her the kind of redemption arc that conventional wisdom suggests we crave in our drama.
Turkey is a play about playing with nature and playing with emotions. All three characters are people who haven’t met their full potential, particularly Madeline who despite her skill with languages finds herself working in a bar, struggling for money whilst keeping her dream of motherhood alive.