The Observer's Susannah Clapp described E.V. Crowe's last play at the Royal Court, The Sewing Group in 2016, as being a "Caryl Churchill-influenced play." Now, in her fourth play for the theatre (but the first to be seen in the main house), Crowe seems to be equally indebted to Samuel Beckett, in this earnest study of a woman hobbling through life on one shoe after her other one mysteriously vanishes, which she only realises as she's going down the stairs at the tube and another... Read more
“We’ve got no money but we’re still in Waitrose twice a day.
Because going to Tesco just makes life not even worth living.”
Viv has lost a shoe. They’re her work shoes, her weekend shoes, her only pair of shoes, and she doesn’t know what to do.
The curtains are falling, her foot is bleeding, and she’s starting to feel a little overwhelmed.
But all will be well in the world once she finds that missing shoe.
“It’s incredibly hard isn’t it. To stay afloat.
It’s incredibly hard not to sink to the bottom.”
E.V. Crowe returns to the Royal Court where her previous plays include The Sewing Group, Hero and Kin. She is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone directs.