Tomb to Womb
This article is from 2009.
This play – which tells Margaret’s life story backwards – gets worse as it progresses. While Margaret’s nursing-home frustration and childless marriage are movingly portrayed, her toddler angst is less convincing. Actors never leave the stage and slick scene changes involve them walking backwards to the sound of a tape rewinding. With funny and poignant moments, it is enjoyable, if rather disjointed.
(The Space @ Venue 45, 0845 508 8378, until 29 Aug, 1.15pm, £8 (£7).