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Hatch (Rose Eye Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2019

‘Hatch’ features the gorgeous and seemingly effortless singing voice of Sarah Carton. She plays Jess, imprisoned for selling drugs on her lover’s behalf, with rakish charm and magnetism. Listening to song, rap and spoken word, the audience is gripped by the exploration of Jess’s isolation in prison and her abandonment by her boyfriend. Although the character grew increasingly honest about her feelings as the play continued and I loved her gritty, vulnerable revelations, it did feel a little slow at times and I wanted to see it build to something more. But the sparse setting worked wonders and the flashes of brilliant humour kept me interested throughout.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Izzy Cutler]