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The Stolen Inches (The Small Things Theatre Company)

By | Published on Thursday 13 August 2015

The Stolen Inches

An exploration of family, public image and the human psyche, ‘The Stolen Inches’ demands much of its audience. It’s hard at first to understand what exactly is going on, as the concept behind the play is quite complicated: in a bid to project an image of domestic bliss, a TV mogul has permitted a camera crew to interview him and his family. Simultaneously, however, his son is taking his parents to court on the grounds that their emotional neglect has stunted his growth. Despite this confusion, the actors and the small, intimate set work well together, creating a sense of claustrophobia which evokes the secrets and tensions that hide just below the surface in every family.

C Nova, until 26 Aug
tw rating 3/5 | [Megan Wallace]