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Daughters (Hot Bear Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013

A girl comes knocking desperately at her brother Harry’s flat after a fight with her father. Destructive, domestic violence is hinted at throughout the play, and the relationship between brother and sister appears shaky. This production shows sparks of great talent, particularly in the writing by Ralph Davis and in Maanuv Thiara’s acting. With snappy dialogue conveying a close friendship, the scene between Harry and Joe was humorous, touching and warm. Yet they seem to be slightly confused over what the play is really about. Domestic violence? A relationship between brother and sister? Or between two friends? A young man wasting his youth and talents? If the play wants to be all of these things, it would benefit from drawing a tighter connection between these elements. But overall, a very solid production.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 24 Aug, 7.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kyung Oh]