Two Sheds Theatre in association with Park Theatre presents
"Torben Betts' crisp, thought provoking play [is] here given a gut wrenching production...Of a strong cast, Charlotte Pyke's co-dependent Karen is particularly compelling, a lovely light performance that deftly explores ideas of grief, hope and identity. Ralph Aiken as eccentric idealist Simon also impresses."
The Stage ★★★★
"A cleverly written, well-acted production."
"An intelligent, unpatronising piece with humanity and something important to say... catch this while you can."
Plays To See ★★★★
"Funny and sharp... throws a white-hot searchlight onto the follies of the bourgeois."
"Meticulously observed... Betts addresses class with wry astuteness."
The Arts Desk
_A blackly funny, touching and ultimately devastating play, exploring the disintegration of a relationship in a world in which the fragile veneer of comfort and contentment conceals realities too uncomfortable to face.
13th January 2010 - an earthquake in Haiti leaves a hundred thousand people dead and almost two million homeless. Meanwhile in a leafy north London suburb, six individuals sit down to avocado and prawns - "so reassuringly 1970s" - followed by a monkfish stew. They admire their host's beautifully appointed kitchen, fret about their "ambitious" mortgages, make holiday plans, compare mobile phone tariffs, connect with Facebook friends, and worry that they might after all just be ordinary - will history remember any of them, and if so, what for?
Roger Mortimer and Deborah Edgington keep the tension on a knife edge and the show feels cool and dangerous... the writing is fierce and the acting bang on.
– Time Out
Following its sell-out run at the White Bear Theatre, Muswell Hill comes to Park Theatre from 17 Feb to 14 Mar.