ED2021 Theatre Reviews

Cash Point Meet by Niamh Murphy (Obstreperous Young Ladies)

By | Published on Friday 13 August 2021

‘Cash Point Meet’ follows Emma and Sinéad as they begin to flirt with the world of sex work, and the script offers a darkly funny and illuminating look at this varied world, managing to do so without ever being preachy. It’s an ambitious and timely play that shows a slice of modern life that is too often ignored, and is a strong debut from writer Niamh Murphy. Both Murphy and Ava Hahessy Madigan’s performances are compelling and bring a delicate empathy, yet the real triumph of the piece is its inclusion: it could have easily been a standard narrative about the two main characters, but bringing in narrative strands via video elements has created a diverse piece. One which will no doubt stay with the audience.

Fringe Online – Fringe Player, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]