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Discretion Guaranteed (Gingerly)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016

Discretion Guaranteed Ed2016

‘Discretion Guaranteed’ blends the humorous with the harrowing, in a bold satire from writer Shamim de Brun. Driven by a cast of four, the play tackles issues surrounding femininity in the modern work place, with a predominant focus on sex workers. However, at times it’s a little too fast paced, leaving some scenes slightly underdeveloped. Despite this, it’s a poignant piece, encapsulated by one character’s sarcastic line: “women think talent and education are enough to become successful”. The play’s strength is its ability to fully confront sensitive issues such as gender discrimination, sex work and rape. It’s a daring, thought-provoking début that won’t necessarily come good on the promise outlined by its title.

Paradise at The Vault, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [John Sampson]