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Bold Girls (New Celts Productions and Laughing Hen Productions)

By | Published on Monday 31 August 2015

Bold Girls

Rona Munro’s portrayal of women in the Catholic community during the Troubles in Belfast has become a modern-day classic. New Celts Productions and Laughing Hen Productions have made it simple in its set-up, but it’s too safe a choice: it’s a linear play with no complications, almost to the point where you can predict what is coming next, and because of its comparative length, there are times when you feel it’s drifting off into superfluousness. The production values are high, however; the set is quickly changed and creates a convincing environment, and these four young actors proved themselves to be highly skilful, despite momentary lapses in their Belfast accents. It’s not a distinctive play, but it does have its instances of intrigue.

theSpace on the Mile, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kieran Scott]