Monday, 2 June 2014
Theatre review: Circles
Meanwhile Angela's teenage daughter Demi (Danusia Samal) spends most evenings circling the city on the bus, flirting with a boy. She too seems to have made some bad choices with men already, but is Malachi (Toyin Omari-Kinch) a step in the right direction or more of the same?
De-lahay is developing a distinctive, concise style, although Circles feels like it could have done with maybe another five minutes to really tie things up. She's got a gift for dialogue though, from the sweet comedy of the teenage romance, to the often genuinely uncomfortable scenes of the mother and daughter dealing with their own pain by lashing out at each other. And in a vicious plot twist, the play ends on a reminder that there's more than one way for a woman to feel abused.
Circles by Rachel De-lahay is booking until the 14th of June at the Tricycle Theatre.
Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes straight through.