The B*easts

Bush Theatre

The B*easts

12 Feb 2018 - 03 Mar 2018

£10.00 - £20.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
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0 reviews

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Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first, against our responsibility as a society towards our children as a whole, this dark tale explores how far one mum will go to give her child what she wants.

A searing ‘What If?’ exploration of the pornification of our culture and the sexualisation of our children.

Won a Stage Edinburgh Award 2017. (Some reviews are from Edinburgh.)


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“A fantastically assured piece of writing and acting... A gripping sexploitation drama with hard truths and soft edges.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Crucial journey through ethics and morality... Brilliant monologue...dry humour and witty remarks... Simple but effective.”

Cindy Marcolina (Broadway World)

“Truly remarkable... the force, spite, energy and daring of a snarling two-minute punk song.”

Chris Bennion (The Times, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Bold, provocative... Intelligent... Information is relayed in a precise and measured way... Power... down to Dolan’s performance”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Dolan gives an animated if occasionally over-emphatic performance in Hoggarth’s focused production... Sobering, sorrowful stuff.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A remarkably combative and thought-provoking piece... You can’t get it out of your head afterwards.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Dolan’s performance as Tessa is almost flawless. Her expostulations, self-interruptions and tangents are uncannily true to life.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“Excellent. Taut, compelling, almost thriller-like... An accomplished, insightful and unnerving debut.”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

“Difficult to swallow, but in her examination of the wider issues... convincing and engrossing... A masterful actor at work.”

Veronica Lee (Daily Mail, ES, Arts Desk)

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