What Deborah Bruce’s play at the National Theatre does well is to explore the fall out from situations of child abuse. The damage to the children is compounded by not being believed and those closest to them, who should protect them, allying with their abuser.
There are too few plays which mention the menopause. Have I lost my male readers at this point? Please stay. In Deborah Bruce's new play Raya, the central figure Alex (Claire Price) is 49 and has just attended a reunion at her university organised on Facebook. Thirty years on from their October start. She has gone specifically to meet Jason (Bo Poraj) with whom she had an affair when they were undergraduates.