Frieda - Linda Bassett
Mark - Paul Ready
Lisa - Jo McInnes
Sian - Amanda Hale
Jonathan - Angus Wright
Dalisay - Jasmine Chen, Candice Chen
Directed by Katie Micthell and designed by Lizzie Clachan
Seen at the Royal Court for £10 in a brilliant Monday seat booked that morning, at the start of the run.
A complicated, contemporary ramble through the seemingly dispassionate minds of three pairs of gently connected souls.
Tom Sturridge must surely be a worthy successor to Ben Whishaw in Ms Mitchell's affections and his pairing with Linda Bassett was like watching flour and cool water slowly merge to make a smooth paste.
Katie Mitchell has such a wonderful talent for casting. These two connect assuredness and barely disguised uneasiness like a child's wooden jigsaw.
The final act is the really uncomfortable one because it involves a child but it also gives us the resolution that we knew would come but had been resisting.
A fabulous piece of writing, beautifully performed and directed.
There's an interview here and a podcast here but poke around the Royal Court link for more information, reviews and a video teaser.