Don’t Send Flowers- review round up

‘Don’t Send Flowers’ had its London run (finally) at The White Bear theatre from 30th August- 4th September with Forest Theatre Company

We have a couple of lovely reviews starting with this from The Spectator in which Lloyd Evans said:

The characters are original, well drawn and easy to like. The dialogue and the acting are carried off with relaxed proficiency. And the unfolding story is a delight to watch.

‘Theatre Things’ had so many lovely things to say it’s hard to pick one. Sometimes you read a comment on your work and think ‘this person gets it’ and that was wonderful to read in this review- it’s not about praise it’s about understanding what we were trying to achieve.

But I do particularly like this comment, which feels like what I was trying to say:

‘here is no right or wrong way to look at it. Laughing, crying, raging, eating cake, getting drunk, having sex, putting your dead loved one’s ashes in a bag for life… they’re all acceptable responses, especially if they help.’

Read the full review and give Theatre Things a follow here.

By Emily Garside

Academic, journalist and playwright. My PhD was on theatrical responses to the AIDS epidemic, and I continue to write on Queer theatrical history. Professional nerd of all things theatre.

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