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Wrens (Tiny Teapot Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Women of the Royal Navy have come to enjoy the freedom and independence which serving in the war has offered them. What will they do when the war is over, when they have to return to their controlled and conventional lives? Seven women share a cabin on a navy base on Scapa; seven characters share their lives. The actors delicately and carefully distinguish their particular characteristics from one another; dutiful, homely, vain or wild; all they have in common is their love for cups of tea. The stage is transformed into realistic and claustrophobic barracks, and uniformed women give hints of their fragility when they gently sing longing tunes from the 1940s. All in all, a warm and insightful play.

Sweet Grassmarket, 4 – 28 Aug (not 17), 5.50pm (6.50pm), £9.00 – £7.00, fpp313.
tw rating 4/5