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Play For September (Lost Watch Theatre Company)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

There should be a bright future ahead for ‘Play for September’: a sharply written exploration of blurred morality, divided loyalty and growing up. Set against the backdrop of two girls’ final years at school, the production centres on a relationship between writer-actress Olivia Hirst’s 15-year-old character Kay and her teacher, insightfully commented on throughout by Kay’s best friend Elle. These often witty interjections help the play avoid being undermined by the clichés that sometimes surround its subject matter, as Elle sardonically addresses them head on. This frees the excellent cast to deliver a tale that is at times amusing and often provocative; but ultimately is a moving education in different layers of vulnerability.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 13), 2.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 [Sarah Richardson]