ED2013 4/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

Jordan (Stickleback Theatre Company)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

All sorts of nasty hobgoblins and grotesque boggarts lurk around this modern Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale. Physical abuse, mental illness and toxic maternal love all menacingly patrol this real-life story of Shirley Jones. A girl of the Morecambe sands, of soggy chip packets and dreary seaside life, Shirley is pushed to the edge as her precious relationship with her baby is put into jeopardy. Performed with tormenting sensitivity and vulnerability by Sian Weedon, ‘Jordan’ is a truly eye-opening production that casts a spell of quiet solemnity and sadness over its audience. Elevating the most haunting of fairy tales to a disturbing reality, ‘Jordan’ is a feat of storytelling that spins horrific real-life into a golden work of theatre.

Assembly Hall, until 26 Aug, 1.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Katharine Wootton]

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