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Mary Go Nowhere (Black Rocking Chair Productions)

By | Published on Monday 7 August 2017

Written by and starring Julie Shavers, ‘Mary Go Nowhere’ is a black comedy about a woman on the edge of a breakdown. From depicting the vicious mothers of the PTA, to a war with the neighbours about the state of the grass, this show puts a darkly comedic twist on the mundane. Blithe throughout, a lot of the comedy comes from Mary’s three-year-old son – played by the brilliantly funny (and completely fully-grown) Chris Grace. The abstract staging adds to the feeling of instability in Mary’s life and mental state, but it can sometimes feel a little lacking – not quite up to the same quality as the writing and performances. A strange, but highly enjoyable take on everyday life.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]