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Wasted (No Prophet Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 19 August 2015


Oli and Emma meet in a pub. They drink, they click, they go on to a club and, many shots of tequila later, they wake up together. What seems like an innocent, ordinary encounter becomes something darker and more complex in this layered drama from writer/director Kat Wood. Actors Will Merrick and Serena Jennings multi-role with skill as they swap from the central pair to friends, family members and, as things escalate, police officers. The play asks us how we define the capacity or incapacity to give consent but, though some may be dissatisfied with the lack of resolution, this isn’t an issue where there are any easy answers. This is important drama, adroitly drawn by its talented cast.

Gilded Balloon, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]