Truckstop (4 stars)

  • The List
  • 9 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

Emotional thriller

Few people would say parenting is easy and parenting a teenager can be a particularly thankless task, trying to decide when to rein them in and when to let them go. The role of the parent is further complicated when the child is mentally ill. Katalijne and her mother run a trucker’s café called the Truckstop, Remco is a regular visitor, while Katalijne loves Remco and dreams of driving off with him to foreign lands, but Katalijne’s mother has other ideas. Dealing with parental love, mental illness and the need for change versus the need to stick to what you know, the play also questions whether life is laid out for us or if we have the ability to change our own destiny. Positive it’s not, poignant it is, and with the captivating writing you’d expect from a prize-winning play, combined with skilled direction and delivery, make sure you don’t miss this show. (Nicola Husband)

The Zoo, 662 6892, until 26 Aug (not 14, 21), 5.15pm, £7 (£5).


  • 4 stars

Emotional drama about a mother and her mentally ill child living at a truckstop cafe. Don't miss. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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