So, generally we post about design stuff on here, but occasionally something else brilliant comes across our path that we can't help but share, and that happened last night when we caught the fantastic new play If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet at the Bush Theatre:
"Surviving school as a fat kid is tough enough. When your Mum's a teacher, it's hell. What's more, Anna's Dad is obsessed with saving the world and her maverick uncle Terry is dossing on the couch."
The play is the first outing from 26 year old writer Nick Payne, and is a fantastically nuanced piece, striking a perfect balance between comedy and tragedy, particularly in the character of uncle Terry, brilliantly played by the captivating Rafe Spall (in fact, it's a bit unfair singling him out, as the entire cast is spot on). The direction, by the Bush's Artistic Director Josie Rourke, steers well clear of the subject's potential for melodrama, and kept us gripped throughout.
The play runs through to 21 November, catch it if you can.