ED2021 Theatre Reviews

Sugar (Mabel Thomas)

By | Published on Friday 13 August 2021

‘Sugar’ follows the precocious May from the beginning to the end of her teenage years, in an addictive character study of a young woman discovering who she is. From encounters with boys on playgrounds to her first forays into the world of work, nothing ever quite goes to plan for May. It’s both written and performed by Mabel Thomas, and her performance is the powerful driving force of this intimate and highly entertaining insight into the ambiguous choices of one teenager. Superbly performed elements of physical comedy bring this one-woman show to life, complemented by the sharp script and brilliant pacing. ‘Sugar’ is completely engaging from start to finish: witty, well-observed and at times devastating, this show is a must see.

Season 4 – Online@theSpaceUK, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]