Royal Court


25 Nov 2015 - 09 Jan 2016

£10.00 - £35.00

Pro reviewers rating
11 reviews

3.7 out of 5.0
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I’m an award-winning business woman. I’m happily married with two beautiful daughters and I still fit in the same size ten dress suit I did fifteen years ago. What could possibly threaten me?

Linda Wilde has dedicated her life to changing the world. She’s won awards for her efforts, at the same time as working hard to become an inspiring mother, and an independent, loving wife.

Now, at 55, she seems to have it all. But Linda isn’t satisfied. She’s a woman in her prime and she’s embarking on her most ambitious plan to date. But beneath the surface, the cracks are starting to show.

(The venue’s first relaxed show purely for adults is on December 19)


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“Funny, touching, deeply uncomfortable-making and refreshingly complex... Winningly acted... Dumezweni deserves a medal. ”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Days since Noma Dumezweni stepped in... her performance is wise and heartfelt, and will only get better... Looks like a triumph.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“A flawed but impassioned and necessary play about the invisibility of older women. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Funny, sharp... darkens satisfyingly... Dumezweni [shows] dry wit, crackling energy, lovely comic timing and real heart. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“These were very high heels to fill and Dumezweni takes the title role by storm... A passionate vision of a mature woman. ”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

“Fierce and rousing, andcertainly doesn’t suffer from the loss of original lead Kim Cattrall... Dumezweni is a knockout. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Dumezweni captured every aspect of one of the most complex and conflicted women to grace the stage this year... Sharp and witty.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Miraculously, Dumezweni makes most of her scenes work through pluck and naked technique. ”

Michael Coveney (What's on Stage, The Stage, Independent)

“Dumezweni has undoubtedly saved the day with a detailed, humane performance. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“A play that starts as a bracing polemic about the invisibility of older women ends up subverting its own thesis. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Dumezweni breathes genuine, generous life into an slighty clunky, over-calculated piece. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

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