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Shrew (Ami Jones)

By | Published on Tuesday 5 August 2014

This piece is a blistering account of what happens to a woman who finds herself trapped in a life she never wanted. A one-woman show based on Kate from Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, it looks honestly at relationships and disappointment. Ami Jones uses powerful, intelligent writing and high physical energy to bring her anger to life. She has a very compelling stage presence: the audience don’t dare to look away from her for a moment. Some of the direction feels a little contrived, and there are moments when you fear for Jones’ vocal chords, but this is a memorable piece with a lot of interesting things to say. A real debate-starter of a show.

C cubed, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Vicki Baron]