Emotionally hard-hitting, ‘Kin’ is a thought provoking one-woman show, written and performed by the inspirational Donna Rutherford. Speaking about the trials and tribulations of middle aged people dealing with ageing parents, Rutherford acts as a “conduit” between the audience and her peers, who deliver on-screen monologues expressing detailed accounts of their emotional experiences. This is a raw piece of theatre, which cathartically tackles a subject, often considered taboo: family arguments, care homes and the inevitable passing away of relatives. The interviews are extremely real, and offer a sense of both personal and audience closure, leaving you thinking about your own family. There was not a dry eye in the house.
The Playhouse On The Fringe, 6-27 August (not 7, 14, 21), 2.00pm
tw rating 5/5 | [Emma Obank]