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The Alphabet Girl (Moxie Under Fire in association with Oldham Coliseum)

By | Published on Monday 17 August 2015

The Alphabet Girl

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad,” said Philip Larkin. Or your mum and grandma, if the men in your family have a habit of not sticking around. This is the story of three generations of a family, told through monologues from the daughter, mother and grandmother. Actor Kaitlin Howard is great, portraying each character as convincingly rounded. We see how each generation shapes the next, how problem relationships can have an impact well after the suitcase is packed and the door slammed. Despite an incredibly disappointing twist ending, which undermined the emotional punch of the rest, this was a clever character study into how romantic and familial relationships can build us or destroy us.

theSpace on the Mile, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5