Late Company

Trafalgar Studios

Late Company

21 Aug 2017 - 16 Sep 2017

£34.00 - £34.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

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When you wake up in a cold sweat at night and you think someone is watching you, well it’s me. I’m watching you. And that cold sweat on your body, those are my tears…

One year after the suicide of their teenage son, Debora and Michael sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents.

Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as good intentions are gradually stripped away to reveal layers of parental, sexual, and political hypocrisy – at a dinner party where grief is the loudest guest.

A timely and timeless meditation on a parent’s struggle to comprehend the monstrous and unknown in their child.

Transfer from the Finborough, with the cast reprising their roles.

 

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“A neat 75 minutes, bang-on topical and sharply written... The intimacy and force of Michael Yale’s production is riveting.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Tannahill's tightly-wound play hums with convincing characters, charged exchanges and elegantly woven-in arguments.”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

“A superbly crafted Canadian import about grief, guilt and teenage suicide... An exquisitely weighted, socially engaged drama.”

Fergus Morgan (The Stage, What's On Stage)

“Harrowingly powerful... Tannahill doesn’t pull his punches... Yale’s well-acted production cranks up the tension... Superb.”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Yale’s production is nicely observed, peeling back its characters’ layers of delusion and pretentiousness.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Tannahill’s writing fizzes with authenticity. His arrow sharp dialogue is by turns comic and excruciating... Utterly transfixing”

Claire Allfree (Metro, Telegraph)

“The skill and tightness of the writing makes for an impressive emotional intensity... What a powerful piece of drama this is.”

Tom Birchenough (Arts Desk)

“The strength of both script and the performers is the toe curling, stomach jabbing unpleasantness of the entire exercise.”

Joe Vesey-Byrne (Independent)

“Brilliantly balanced between accusatory anger and humane understanding... Lets the story unravel... Beautifully performed by all”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

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