Performance

VenueDrayton Arms Theatre
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From20th January 2015
To31st January 2015
WhenTue-Sat 20:00. Sat Mat 15:00
What is currently on at Drayton Arms Theatre (V0952168700)

Espresso

EspressoT1220898888
Rosa's father is in hospital with a lacerated heart received in a car accident. At Amante's urging, Rosa tells the story of the hours after the accident - how her large Italian family descend on the hospital to wish her father well, and how deep dark family secrets become unburied in the aftermath of her father's accident.
Author Lucia Frangione


Archive :: production:T1220898888, play:S0314831677, venue:V0952168700

Production details

Running time: 2hrs 15mins

User Reviews

Jenny Eastop (21Jan15): Espresso is a fascinating play that slowly draws you in through captivating story telling until the final emotionally explosive scenes that leave you stunned and emotionally drained. The production, on an almost bare stage, wisely lets the strength of the writing and the skill of the actors tell the story. The cast of two, Eleanora Russo and Niall Murray, switch effortlessly between a panoply of characters, each one brought vividly to life with no more than a hunch of the shoulder or an elegantly held cigarette. Under the skilful and detailed guidance of director Aaron Blackmon these characters build up layer upon layer of narrative to create a thought provoking and ultimately moving exploration of human life with all its needs and imperfections. The writing is powerful and engaging, the actors are excellent and have real chemistry, and the production hits all the right notes. I think this deserves a great deal more than this limited run and I hope it has the chance to be seen by a lot more people

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