Saturday, 8 September 2012
Theatre review: Morning
Vera Vera Vera's Ted Riley, one of this year's real finds, the cast's inexperience means we're never quite convinced we're in safe hands. And though no fault of their own, their age means the play's less successful moments come across like a play by non-specifically angry students, not the work of an experienced writer and director. Some of the young actors, with training and experience, could have potential. But Morning as a whole didn't work for me. I love that Simon Stephens is committed to trying new things, it's resulted in a couple of great shows this year. But inevitably it means there will be these occasions when the experiment fails.
Morning by Simon Stephens is booking until the 22nd of September at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Running time: 1 hour straight through.