The central character to the play, and the main draw, is Madame Arcati. This part could have been written for Jennifer Saunders, it gives her plenty of opportunity to display her excellent comic talent and she does not disappoint. She has us all laughing with her sitting knees akimbo in the most unladylike posture, showing the inside of her thighs. Not exactly Sharon Stone! We love it when she arrives after a long bike ride, flapping her dress at the neckline and then hemline to cool off.
As they start to empty out her wardrobes to sort the clothing into charity shop, or send to Africa, or throw away, the sisters start to laugh together. Teresa seems unaware of the inconsistencies of sending ball gowns to Zimbabwe. They each choose an evening dress and giggle away at the effect, dressing up like children.
Various claims are made for Is God Is relating it to tragedy ancient and modern and the Spaghetti Western. The earliest is Greek tragedy, dealing with issues of a finely balanced question of right and wrong, often with divine intervention.