Monday, 9 July 2012
Theatre review: Birthday
Lisa had a difficult birth the first time and this is where the play's high concept kicks in: This is an alternate universe where some sort of womb implant has made it possible for men to become pregnant, and it's Ed who's carrying their daughter. Birthday turns out to be a pretty full-on comedy that gets its laughs from reversing the traditional male and female roles and the stereotypes of what they do and say during childbirth.
Birthday by Joe Penhall is booking until the 11th of August at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.
Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes straight through.