Nightfall is peppered with amusing lines, which are like pithy sayings providing us with observations about a range of topics. Certainly, Nightfall could be perceived as giving us a social commentary about a variety of issues.
Though there are certainly something things to like about this production of Nightfall – Rae Smith’s set and some glimmering gems of dialogue – it is largely a limping story with little sense of its own scale that shies away from bold, political statements about poverty and forgotten people in modern Britain.
It feels important to recognise what the NT (and the Old Vic) were trying to achieve, though. Queer Theatre looked “at how theatre has charted the LGBT+ experience through a series of rehearsed readings, exhibitions, talks and screenings” and if only one looked at lesbian women, two of the readings were written by women.
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