Friday, 23 October 2015
Theatre review: Playground
But then of the two policemen we meet, one likes to hang off the climbing frame dressed in Thatcher drag, while the other one sniffs his hair, so the lack of speedy results isn't surprising. Most of the rest of the characters are explicitly stated to be mentally ill, in vaguely-described ways that border on the offensive. Hamilton's script lacks urgency - after the story is resolved we get another 15 minutes of rambling about explorers, guest houses and plumbing - as much as Ken McClymont's production lacks atmosphere. A very long two hours.
Playground by Peter Hamilton is booking until the 7th of November at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
Running time: 2 hours including interval.