SOME KIND OF BLISS

The Jewish Chronicle - - ARTS&BOOKS -

Trafal­gar Stu­dios, Lon­don SW1

SAMUEL ADAM­SON’S en­joy­able one-wo­man play de­liv­ers less than it prom­ises. Im­mac­u­lately di­rected by Toby Frow and su­perbly per­formed by Lucy Bri­ers, Adam­son’s hero­ine is Rachel, a Daily Mail “hu­man-in­ter­est hack” who one morn­ing gets the urge to es­cape the cloy­ing com­pany of her boyfriend and sets out six hours early for an in­ter­view by the river in Green­wich. Rachel takes the rad­i­cal de­ci­sion to walk down the Thames path­way, where she en­coun­ters a Viet­namese mug­ger, mem­o­ries of child­hood, sweet re­venge and — less cred­i­bly — sex with a delin­quent.

The South Bank is familiar ter­ri­tory for Adam­son, who wrote the lifeen­hanc­ing South­wark Fair for the Na­tional. Here, the les­son is about the pos­si­bil­ity of self-dis­cov­ery when leav­ing your com­fort zone. Lit­tle les­son; small play; good fun. ( Tel: 0870 060 6632)

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