Everyone Should Have a Gun

  • List.co.uk
  • 17 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Be warned - this play takes a very, very long time to reveal itself. We are confronted throughout by two visually similar females, joined at the hip and locked in a dark room. They are very unsure of how they got there and have no idea who is holding them. They can’t get out, it seems, until they have a revelation.

With this as an existence, the two are caught in a type of frustrated helplessness you might expect of people in such a situation, if you can indeed imagine something of that nature. It is occasionally uncomfortable viewing, as the two seem to get to get to know one another, though a mutual dislike, and plenty of shouting.

The end of the play does come as a revelation, managing to explain most of what has gone before, but, unfortunately it is not enough of a Eureka moment to make the whole play bind together. (Richard Johnstone)

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