An insightful take on a challenging topic under the guise of a light hearted comedy
You would not be judged for first mistaking Guillermo Calderon’s play, B, for a witty comedy as from the start you are caught up in a ‘dialogue of errors’. But as with the fable being shared between characters, all is not as it seems for the audience and from the very first powerful monologue you soon realise the depth of story that is actually being presented.
B daringly (and I think exceptionally successfully) takes on assumptions and theories regarding motives, and gives them ‘reason’ that can be understood, creating for the audience an empathy with the characters as individual stories unfold.
An insightful punchy script is supported by well-developed characters, all of whom were played by a cast committed to portraying a non-judgemental reflection of the people they represented.
Directed by Sam Pritchard.
Picture courtesy of Helen Murray
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