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The Woods

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London ***
Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 21, 2018:

© Manuel Harlan, Tom Mothersdale (Wolf), Lesley Sharp as Woman aka a mother suffering from severe post natal depression

© Manuel Harlan, Tom Mothersdale (Wolf), the great Lesley Sharp as Woman aka a mother suffering from severe post natal depression

The woods and a character called Wolf. Well, you’re into the land of fairy-tales, aren’t you. And in this instance, grim ones, as if there are any others! Continue reading

Plaques and tangles

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs (****)

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

This is the second play in as many months about the onset of Alzheimers. Florian Zeller’s The Father is still in the West End (at Wyndhams Theatre). And at the end of last year, Barney Norris’ Visitors was a wonderfully quiet and subtle reflection on a slow decline into dementia as well as a harrowing account of family dysfunction. Continue reading