ED2017 5/5 Reviews ED2017 Theatre Reviews

Out Of Love (Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2017

Elinor Cook has previously proved herself to be an incredibly promising playwright, and this masterfully subtle piece of new writing is certainly a testament to that. ‘Out of Love’ is a sincere, honest examination of female friendship in all its intensity, the story focused around the experiences of childhood friends Lorna and Grace. Non-linear scenes are strung together, as we flit between different stages of these women’s lives, from sexual awakenings to innocent nights spent star-gazing. And as their lives evolve in entirely different ways, a highly complex relationship gradually unfolds, deftly depicted through the witty, heartfelt writing and exceptional performances. This is theatre at its most intimate,which grips your heart and mind long after the show has finished.

Roundabout @ Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Amy Bonar]