Royal Court


11 Jun 2015 - 18 Jul 2015

£10.00 - £35.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

Fuck your sympathy and keep it with your sorrys

A crime has been committed.
The victim has a choice to make.
The criminal is waiting.

Debbie Tucker Green's shattering new play about an unspeakable decision.

Ages 14+


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“A taut, tense and measured piece about the nature of justice and revenge. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Jean-Baptiste, who clutches at her handbag like a lifebuoy, is magisterial: wounded and internal and then angry and lashing out.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“An extraordinary work... We see a portrait of hell on earth emerge that, for all its horrors, is one of her most compelling yet.”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

“A play that sticks in your throat... Jean-Baptiste, superb, stands still and unwavering, but the turmoil is clear. ”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“Offers a powerfully intense situation but denies us many of the traditional satisfactions of drama. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Tucker Green invariably directs her own work, and enables skewering central performances from her mighty actors. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“The show lasts only just over an hour but owing to Miss Green’s pretentiousness, it feels longer... Underpowered. ”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Not one of the trio is given full credible humanity... Jean-Baptiste could have far better served a better play. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Propelled by a magnificent performance from Marianne Jean-Baptiste... Frustratingly vague. ”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

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