ASHLEY STEEDstage raw and la bitter lemonscertified reviewerJune 26, 2017
Playwright Sheila Callaghan is known for taking on dark subject matters and twisting them so much that they’re simultaneously so strange that they’re familiar - a modern rendition of Brecht’s verfremdungseffekt. In We Are Not These Hands she’s created a dark dystopian society where Capitalist is a dirty word, violence is a mode of expression and sex is the main commodity. This could be a dark and depressing play, however Callaghan uses two teenage girls with youthful exuberance and optimism to brighten this dark world.
Moth (Cecily Glouchevich) and Belly (Emily James) spend most of their time sitting outside an internet cafe watching men look at porn when they spot Leather (so named because he carries a leather bag, a sign of his high e...