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SHEWOLVES (SHEWOLVES / Pleasance / Leicester Curve)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

This delightful comedy is a little about climate change and a lot about finding one’s voice at a time of sharp social division. It’s also about teenage friendship, adventure and fun. A sharply observed script by Sarah Middleton was partly developed in discussion with young women, and it’s deftly delivered by two recent theatre school graduates. It’s a fanciful piece but grounded enough to make real the differing constraints on the two school-mates. Detached and cynical Priya (Gurjot Dhaliwal) has a difficult family background. Lou (Harriet Waters) has sufficient middle-class space to become a naïve activist. But their adventure together becomes a formative experience for both and the play reaches a positive and uplifting end. A howling success.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alan Cranston]