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Teaset (Amy Molloy and Kibo Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 16 August 2015


‘Teaset’ is a theatrical attempt to look after the generation that’s being left behind. Through a very frank discussion of the isolation that can occur in old age, Gina Moxley’s play looks ahead to our final years where, if forgotten, the loud are dismissed as mad and the quiet shrink into silence. The subject matter is poignant and thought provoking, yet the script never quite hits its emotional targets. In spite of powerful acting by (a perfectly cast) Amy Molloy, the writing felt very slightly too shallow for its subject matter. That said, it wasn’t too wide of its mark, and themes of depression and loneliness were very close to being done justice in this moving play.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Robert Stevens]