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Withering Heights: Sydney & The Old Girl At Park Theatre
Sydney & the Old Girl, Park Theatre ★★★★☆
Sydney & the Old Girl is a refreshing breath of foul air, a dark comedy with deeply unpleasant characters which manages to echo Pinter and Joe Orton in its macabre domestic antagonism.
Miriam Margolyes owns the stage from her wheelchair as Nell, a cantankerous East End pensioner who trusts no-one and finds her dependence on others mortally frustrating. Her containment of rage, and its release in a stream of dexterous and inventive filth is both a delight and a challenge to watch, because it seems so authentic………………………. And Margolyes is just a fabulous old bag.
Posted : 8th November 2019