Opened 24 Jan 2008
Written: Lucinda Coxon
Directed: Thea Sharrock
Produced: National Theatre
Cast: Olivia Williams ( Kitty), Jonathan Cullen, Emily Joyce, Anne Reid, Dominic Rowan, Stanley Townsend.
Synopsis: A chance encounter at a conference hotel plays upon Kitty’s mind as she struggles to balance personal freedom with family life, fidelity and a testing job. Her husband seems more interested in misplaced apostrophes than his marriage, her parents are looking down the barrel of oblivion and, although she might toy with joining a gym, Kitty’s running out of time for big changes.
What the popular press had to say.....
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Although it affords considerable pleasure, it leaves one hungry both for dynamic change in its protagonist's life or a heightened awareness in one's own...Thea Sharrock's production is full of solid, well-acted virtues." NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "a sentimental, romantic comedy that celebrates marriage...Thea Sharrock's laboriously organised production scores its comic points." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "A hugely enjoyable production...a richly rewarding gem of a play." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Superbly acted production...Coxon's comedy hits nail after nail on the head." SAM MARLOWE for THE TIMES says "Initially Coxon's writing looks like sketch comedy rather than drama. But Thea Sharrock's whip-smart, painfully funny production becomes increasingly cutting..."
production photo by Stephen Cummiskey