Presenting confessions, secrets and streams of consciousness, Skyers Productions impress with this collection of entertaining and assured new monologues by women, for women – but pulled off with enough flair to appeal to anyone. While stories of stalkers, schizophrenics and mid-twenties breakdowns may sound horribly hackneyed at first, the writing consistently catches you off guard with a blend of heartfelt sentiment, spot-on social observation and dark humour. Natural and confident, the cast bring verve and vivacity to their roles, and as their stories unfold, you can’t help but be absorbed by the skewed perspectives and surprising sympathies they evoke. The specific monologues change nightly, but judged by the quality on display here, they’ll always be short, sharp and sweet.
The Street, 4-25 Aug, 5.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Dave Fargnoli]