Adam Smith has been to see two of the plays in the 'WET Rep' season at Waterloo's newest theatre.
Far from being a cipher for political debate, the issues within Tatchell's campaign agenda open up a deeper analysis of these two characters. The technique proves essential when Bonfiglio unites Anna's political discontent with her lifestyle choices – this final section, though brilliantly written and performed, does lack some connective fibres. Her view of politics has influenced her life, she seems to say, but doesn't show us how. Nevertheless, the way she details her more personally emotional influences is moving and very real. Lucy Roslyn's performance as Anna is excellent. That said, it would be interesting to see these characters played by older actors – late-thirties and above – who more obviously carry longer histories.
A long-time local figure who is featured in this month's edition of Southwark Life, Tatchell provides an intriguing unseen character in this short play. The idea is creative, never forced and makes for a piece that is tight with tension.
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