By Conor McPherson
Directed by Adele Thomas
Companies: English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester
Venue: Minerva Theatre
Date: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Irish drama isn’t usually my thing, but I was glad I went to this performance. Steve had seen the play some years ago (the revival at the Donmar) and this was certainly as good as that production, and better in at least one role. It’s not an earth-shaking drama – it doesn’t have to be, of course – but it did create a nice sense of the otherworldly, together with a gentle ambiguity which led to more discussion afterwards than many another more straightforward play.