The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Royal Court

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

12 Jul 2013 - 03 Aug 2013

N/A - £20.00

Pro reviewers rating
5 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
2 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her. Inspired by the Border Ballads – and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke – Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around the audience.

With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music; and a ‘terrific, inventive sense of fun…’ (The Scotsman), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock-ins. Directed by Wils Wilson.

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Peer Reviews (2)    

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Set in a border town Scottish pub and staged in a Grey's Inn Road Welsh one, this production lacks in theatricality what it makes up for in folksy intimacy. Normally I'm a fan of this tradeoff, but in this case it left me longing to see it in a more traditional setting so I could be more engaged by it. This is a testament to the strong script and cast - it would have been nicer to focus on them as...

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Cabe Franklin 20 Jul 2013
In Welsh Centre, Euston, though ticketing through Royal Court.

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Donard 17 Jul 2013

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