Covering up secrets, hiding our shame – we do it to make harsh realities less painful or more diplomatic. However, in a show where honesty isn’t always the best policy, it’s perhaps ironic that I don’t want to cover up how I feel about this show. As truths trickle out, the witty script jumps off the stage and forces you to remain in your seat. Almost simultaneous moments of comedy and seriousness are dealt with skilfully by this group, who offer a masterclass in performing such a deceitfully simple work. An unexpected meeting and consequential evening of revelations, this play is brought to life with panache and vigour. If you see it, I’ll guarantee you won’t be covering up how much you enjoyed it too.
C nova, 2-27 Aug (not 13), 3.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ciara Knowles]