When it serves a purpose above that of mere entertainment (a noble enough purpose, one supposes), drama sheds a light on the human condition, highlighting some aspects and shrouding others in darkness. The actor struts and frets his or her hour upon the stage. We in the audience spectate and speculate – we reflect on the spectacle. If the stars align, something we see may resonate with us and make us just a little wiser about our own role in the world (which, according to one Famous Maker Big Deal Playwright, is just another stage). The genius of Victoria Goodhart’s What? a story show is to omit The Author, cut out the middleman as it were, and let her players bring their drama directly to you. These tales are all true; raw yet still sweet somehow – dark and light and dark and light. In all these stories, comedy and tragedy are admixed in varying degree. Each of them shows us a part of what it means to be alive. You may find that some of the actors accounts of their experiences resonate directly with you and some may not but it’s all ripped straight from Life – the real deal. Come and enjoy. Watch and learn.