SOME KIND OF BLISS
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)