York Realist Review. Donmar

If you’re under 25 then the Donmar have a treat for you… FREE theatre tickets! If you’re a self-proclaimed thespian like moi, what the hell are you waiting for… SIGN UP NOW!!

I want to start by saying that I have fallen in love with their performance space, I would love to perform there and yes I’ve added it to my bucket-list! The reason I adore it so much is because it still feels very intimate even if your not in the stalls, perfection.

B

LET ME QUICKLY SET THE SCENE…

It’s 1960 in a small town in Yorkshire, a young man called George (Ben Batt) has lived with his mother in a small cottage his entire life. George decides to audition for a play happening near his town and after getting a role, rehearsals begin. He meets the assistant director John (Jonathan Bailey) and their relationship changes everything.

A

Throughout this naturalistic play you get to witness the struggle of two people who have found each other but can not be together because of their circumstances.

C

Peter Gill does a great job exploring the themes of family, class and homosexuality. Also, props to the set designers, lighting and of course the actors. I feel like everyone involved really worked very hard to create a fantastic piece, I was completely sucked into their world and honestly moved by the two men’s relationship because I wasn’t expecting it.

In conclusion, this is another one I would recommend for the seasoned theatre-goer. The tickets are very limited right now but if you really want to go, then Donmar reserve x10 £10 standing tickets everyday that are released on the day at 10am. Check those out!

RATING: ****

 

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