ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Of Sound Mind (Ronnie Dorsey Productions and Scamp Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

“It was about getting rid, not counting.” This haunting and disturbing recurrent theme is evident throughout this one-woman monologue. Abused at the hands of men, both sexually and emotionally, our protagonist takes matters into her own hands, deciding upon a gruesome fate for all men, including those who hurt her. A wonderfully constructed dialogue delves into the depths of this pained and disillusioned psyche. Appearing paradoxically confident and nervous from the moment you enter the theatre to the final words of the performance, Yvonne O’Grady’s performance channels a triumphant combination of Maggie Smith’s aloofness and Helen Mirren’s serenity. I left feeling truly uncomfortable with a queasy knot in my stomach. Horribly enthralling, shockingly harrowing.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 3.40pm (4.40pm), £6.00 – £12.00, fpp285.
tw rating 4/5