The Chickenshed Theatre
By Diane Samuels
Directed by Lou Stein
Lighting Design by Andrew Caddies
With this resonating and beautifully judged staging of Diane Samuels’ affecting 1992 Verity Bargate Award-winning drama, Lou Stein has perceptively solemnised his residency as artistic director at north London’s Chickenshed.
The traverse set is an astute choice of platform (literally, during scenes set in a rail station) for the tale of Eva’s tumultuous separation from her parents. With the audience facing each other across the raised stage, a suitable sense of dislocation and self-examination is conveyed....The technical aspects superbly complement the continuing atmosphere of disquietude.
Stuart Gidden. The Stage. September 2016