Mother/Son (4 stars)

This article is from 2009.


Jeffrey Solomon’s warm, moving monologue depicts the relationship between a young Jewish man and his over-protective mother as she struggles towards accepting his homosexuality. Solomon gives a detailed, almost uncanny, performance as the mother, which derives humour from her initial denial, through tentative acceptance, to out-and-out pride, without ever slipping into caricature.

Sweet Grassmarket, 243 3596, until 31 Aug (not 17), 5.35pm, £9 (£8).


  • 4 stars

Jeffrey Solomon's award-winning solo play depicts his mother's reluctant journey out of the closet as the parent of a gay son. 'Funny, moving and at times simply breathtaking!' Yorkshire Evening Post

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