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Glass Hearts at the Southwark Playhouse

Farouk Campbell

The Southwark Playhouse presents David Spencer's Glass Hearts, a harsh, gritty, unsentimental drama documenting the creation and collapse of a bizarre love triangle.

Focused on a working class house hold where Tina acquiesces to her boyfriend Darren's increasing sexual demands in order to please and keep him, Glass Hearts shows the length of tolerance an individual maintains before snapping and the self delusion a person creates in order to continue the semblance of a stable loving relationship.

There is nothing rosy or pretentious about this drama which is strewn with emotional turmoil, ironic comic humour and possess a fly-on-the-wall quality that truly grips your attention.

A feeling exists that the events in the play could occur in any number of house holds in this country is enacted brilliantly by this small cast who give a good and credible performance. Glass Hearts is a disturbing and engaging piece of work detailing poignant social observation.

Southwark Playhouse

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