REVIEW: Sunnymead Court, Tristan Bates Theatre
Remmie Milner as Stella, Gemma Lawrence as Marie - Photo: Lidia-Crisafulli

REVIEW: Sunnymead Court, Tristan Bates Theatre

In a play for our times from Defibrillator ; Gemma Lawrence tells the story of isolation in the tower blocks on the outskirts of the city. Two women socially distanced on the sixth floor of twin tower blocks can only see each other when they are on their balconies but somehow they form a connection in their own minds.

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REVIEW: Not Talking, Arcola Theatre (2018)
David Horovitch as James and Lawrence Walker as Mark, Gemma Lawrence as Amanda with her back to us - Photo: Lidia Crisafulli

REVIEW: Not Talking, Arcola Theatre (2018)

Mike Bartlett is well on his way to becoming established as our best living British playwright. I see only Tom Stoppard as his competition. Twelve years ago, this was his first play, not published until 2011 by Methuen as a part of the first collection of Mike Bartlett plays but Not Talking had never been produced onstage until James Hillier of Defibrillator proposed it.

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