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What Goes On In Front Of Closed Doors (Joue Le Genre / Noel Gay Artists)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2017

With young homelessness on the rise across the UK, joue le genre taps into a much needed conversation with this piece of new writing. Emma Bentley truly owns the stage with her heartbreaking portrayal of the young and vulnerable Molly. The first half of the play is a little unstructured and I was unsure where it was going, but as the climax builds the play finds its rhythm and pace. The sound design was particularly effective in creating atmosphere and tension throughout. The show approaches a difficult subject matter with honesty and empathy, offering an unflinching gaze at the practical details of being homeless without ever feeling like it’s preaching, and for that I cannot applaud it enough.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lizzie Milton]