ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

In Confidence (Blacklight Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

We are thrown straight into Demi’s story as she and her doctor discuss her “options”. From the first scene, it is clear that pregnant Demi is hiding a tragic secret, and the scenes that follow, filled as they are with the banality of everyday life, appear almost obscene in the light of it. All the performances are strong; through hilarious and often tragic trivialities, the actors portray a family that is suffering and does not yet know it. Perhaps the play is a little too natural, appearing more like a television drama than a stage one; scenes are short and the frequent transitions are a little distracting. This is, however, an exceptionally well-written and relevant contemporary play.

theSpaces On North Bridge, 5 – 27 Aug, 1.00pm (2.00pm), £5.50 – £9.00, fpp271.
tw rating 3/5