Expectations (3 stars)

This article is from 2010.


An earnest, intelligent, and honest piece

The daily struggles of raising a disabled child are explored here through two couples who react in very different ways. This is an earnest piece, intelligently and honestly delivered by the cast, though some overplaying and the odd incongruous scene at times dampen the otherwise witty and poignant story.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 22 Aug (not 16), 12.40pm, £8.50–£9 (£7.50–£8).


  • 3 stars

Based on the author's own experience, 'Expectations' is an honest, moving and hard-hitting tale of two couples; one English, one Swedish, both preparing for the birth of their child only to discover that their child will be born disabled. There are choices to be made, fears and secrets to share. 'Expectations' premiered…

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