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Sticks And Stones (Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd)

By | Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

It’s important to choose your words carefully in the dystopian workplace of ‘Sticks and Stones’. Using a word that causes offence could land you on a political correctness course – and might even cost you your job. Playwright Vinay Patel interrogates our use of language, asking who determines offence and where the responsibility lies. Do we consider the words themselves, or the intent behind them? The production is fun and vibrant with lights, sound and movement bringing life to the Roundabout space. Though some of the physical humour is a little overdone, the zealous performances are a joy to watch while, at the same time, the script asks important and timely questions about how we show respect for other people.

Roundabout @ Summerhall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Marni Appleton]