- 14 August 2006
This article is from 2006.
Two men living rough on the streets, a kind-hearted prostitute and someone intent on being the ‘new Ripper’. It all sounds like quite familiar ground but Katherine Kingsford’s new play is so well written and the acting so good that it is a long, long way above the ordinary.
Right from the beginning you really care about these characters and what happens to them. Their stories are told in a rich, warm and compassionate way and with just the right amount of pathos. The writer has also included enough twists and surprises in the plot to keep the audience on their toes and the drama building throughout.
That said, however, I did think Peter’s character wasn’t quite as well drawn as the others and also that the piece felt longer than it needed to be.
If you like high-quality writing and terrific acting then go and see this play. (Alistair Rutherford)
C cubed, until 28 Aug (not 15) 2.55pm.