Mydidae**** (Trafalgar Studios, 9 March 2013)

Posted: March 9, 2013 in Theatre

This small scale one act play is a dialogue between just two actors in a tiny studio space. Nothing matters apart from the words and the performances. The twist is that all the action takes place in the couple’s bathroom. This is an established relationship but not one under threat, the couple have suffered a traumatic experience but neither wants it to tear them apart. What the play demonstrates is how people can talk about everything except the things that really matter, the things that they really want and need to talk about. They discuss whatever mundane trivia enters their heads until their inner tension builds up and explodes with shocking consequences. Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Keir Charles give relaxed, confident and utterly convincing performance, the chemistry between the two is never in doubt. Jack Thorne’s script is beautifully written, taut and carefully nuanced. A riveting 70 minutes.

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