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Molly (Squint And The Pleasance)

By | Published on Friday 21 August 2015


Molly has done some very bad things in her life. Both the hero and villain of our story, she is to appear before us, to explain how she ended up like this. In some sort of twisted TV show, reminiscent of Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’, she must replay all the horrible, hurtful and hateful moments of her life. The production values are high in this play – everything glossy, colour-coordinated and brightly lit. The acting is unquestionably high quality too, despite the irritating, high-pitched, actors-playing-small-children moments at the start. As the clock counts down and the play surges towards its unavoidable, tragic ending, we’re left questioning who is responsible: can you blame a bad childhood, or are some people just born that way?

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Gemma Scott]