Same ... But Different, The
- 14 August 2006
This article is from 2006.
A middle-aged couple encounter a Pinteresque intruder at their home, who begins an affair with the woman. Meanwhile, their children " a soldier in Iraq who discovers he’s gay, an incompetent rohypnol merchant and one half of a couple who just don’t know what they want " are about to descend on the house for a reunion. There are some genuinely amusing moments in this piece, although, at times, it feels like several plays and styles shoehorned into one event, becoming more a succession of sketches than a play. The Pinter bit is a little self-conscious, reflecting perhaps a young writer with bigger things ahead when full maturity is reached. All the same it bops along and is pretty well acted. (Steve Cramer)
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