Maria, 1968 (Antler Theatre)
By Kirsten Waller | Published on Sunday 5 August 2012
The lights go up on the sight of a young man slumped on a grubby sofa, partially clothed and possibly stoned. He is Noah, a tortured artist, living with an unambitious duck-impersonator and driving away his increasingly frustrated girlfriend. From here, everything just keeps getting better, as we are introduced to the characters inhabiting Noah’s typewriter, facing the quite different problems of vengeful Greek brothers and a shit-filled barn. The script is taut and convincingly realistic, the comic timing excellent and the cast almost faultless, with characters ranging from the sensually Byronic to the put-upon coward, and everything good in between. A play that deserves to have a hugely successful début – see it, and see it soon.
C, 2-27 Aug (not 14), 4.05pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Kirsten Waller]