Nobody’s Home: A Modern Odyssey
- Suzanne Black
- 8 August 2011
This article is from 2011.
Powerful portrayal of mental illness
Confined to his bathroom (and his own mind), returning soldier Grant battles war-born demons, which parallel the perils faced by Ulysses, tussling with wife Penny (who doubles as Homer’s monsters) for firm mental ground. Excellently devised and performed by Dorie Kinnear and Will Pinchin, this is a powerful portrayal of mental illness, by turns shockingly funny and devastatingly moving, and always compelling.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 29 Aug (not 16, 23), 1.15pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).