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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 clich├ęs 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]