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LAST CHRISTMAS

ensemble theatre · fringe management and combined artform · Ages 14+ · one person show · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Review by STACY DYMALSKI

June 15, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

The writing. I think this play was extremely well-written, and the actor did a great job of emotionally bringing the character to life. I also like the direction, and the creative use of the space—the stairs, door under the stairs, the cubes, etc.

What I didn't like

This is a very small point, but with all the references to London, British culture, and even the British slang, it’s obvious that the character is a Brit. So it bugged me a little that the actor spoke in an American accent, especially when using British slang.

My overall impression

I loved this play. It’s a peek into the running dialogue that we all have swirling around in our heads, but never actually say. Except here, Tom says all those things out loud which makes him very easy to relate to. It’s a visual essay that expresses how coping with emotional pain is universal, and that processing that pain is the only way out. Well done to all involved in this production.

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