Torn

Royal Court

Torn

07 Sep 2016 - 15 Oct 2016

£10.00 - £20.00

Pro reviewers rating
8 reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

Cos whether you like it or not, some way, everything that went before, is fed to them who come after.

Generations of secrets have broken the Brook family.

Siblings split-up, traded-off, treated differently.

Angel, the youngest, has called a family meeting to sift through the wreckage. And she’s not leaving until they’ve confronted the truth about how and why her family failed her.

Where you standing? I say where you standing on this? You think it happened or you don’t think it happened?

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“Yields its secrets slowly. The structure is almost poetic... Tense production... slowly tightens its grip... Compelling. ”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“An astonishing performance from Leonce... she’s soulful, angry and piercingly smart. ”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“The atmosphere becomes fraught as dusk turns to darkness in Martello-White’s compelling drama... A spot-on ensemble. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Brutal... Martello-White’s text uncompromisingly hones in on the racial politics of this sprawling mixed race family. ”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Non-linear, formally adventurous, at times bewildering... A sophisticated piece of writing on race, nature and nurture. ”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Blazing family drama... Stripped back, raw and exposed.... The cast are uniformly excellent... Witty, inventive structure. ”

Chris Bennion (The Times, The Stage, Telegraph)

“The rapidity of the exchanges can be sizzling... Too poetic, too hesitant and too vague... Often willfully obscure. ”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Often crackling. The performers, among whom Leonce and Ové particularly shine, are without exception high velocity. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

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