17 June 2009

Apologia by Alexi Kaye Campbell

Peter - Tom Beard
Kristin - Paola Dionisotti
Trudi - Sarah Goldberg
Simon - John Light
Claire - Nina Sosanya
Hugh - Philip Voss

Directed by Josie Rourke
Designed by Peter McKintosh

Bravely seen in unreserved seating at The Bush on the first night of it's previews with writer and director sitting a few feet behind us.

I'd love to return to this production later in the run because I cannot imagine many areas of tonight's show that could be improved upon. I see that they are still offering some seats at £9 which seems incredible.

The performances were so beautifully measured and they clearly must have enjoyed this wonderfully succinct and amusing text. There's so much I want to say about each individual right down to the smaller but most striking performance by John Light but it's really wrong to single anyone out from this staggering ensemble.

Once again, Alexi has crafted something with no spare, gratuitous fat. It's all just wonderful dialogue and thoughtful, uncompromising plot. I'm still in love.

Edited to add: Have a sift through the reviews here.