Of Kith and Kin

Bush Theatre

Of Kith and Kin

18 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017

£10.00 - N/A

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

He can’t call you both Dad. One of you should be Dad and the other one Daddy, surely?

Daniel and Oliver are about to have their first baby. With their best friend, Priya, acting as surrogate, they’ve turned the study into a nursery and the bottles are sterilised. All that’s missing is the bundle of joy they’ve been pining for.

But when Daniel’s chaotic mother gatecrashes the baby shower with a few home truths, the cracks in Daniel and Oliver’s relationship begin to show. Are they as ready for this as they think they are? And more importantly, is Priya?


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“A funny, biting and chilling comedy about surrogacy and family.”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“Timely, riveting tragicomedy... Superbly played by James Lance and Joshua Silver, Dan and Oliver are all too recognisable.”

Alun Hood (What's On Stage)

“Thompson writes acutely about intimacy and dishonesty... At its best when probing the couple’s differences.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Often terrifically entertaining... Knows how to surprise... Juicy, overstuffed... Flawed, but it’s watchable... a fine cast.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Flawed and uneven... but nonetheless an enjoyable, thoughtful and ultimately moving.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Uncertainty of tone... militates against some of the pleasure of the conflict... Truthful performances... Entertaining moments.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“A worthwhile muddle and the central relationship is knotty and moving... The writing tightens and deepens in the second half.”

Miriam Gillinson (Arts Desk, Time Out)

“A brave theme... Pandya draws the pregnant Priya assuredly and vividly.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Thompson displays a masterful touch with exposition... Alas, the second act is a misstep... unconvincing and frustrating.”

Chris Bennion (The Times, The Stage, Telegraph)

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