Rosemary Branch Theatre, 5-30th April 2011
By James Fritz. Produced by the Rosemary Branch Theatre.
Exeunt Magazine’s Critic’s Picks of 2011
‘My favourite new play of the year; young playwright James Fritz’s dazzlingly clever and unexpectedly tear-jerking faux-verbatim play dealt with the repercussions of an imaginary verbatim play charting the death of Ian Tomlinson in which an actor is murdered by the police officer he played on stage. This extreme premise became eerily credible and what could have been quite a theoretical exercise played like a thriller and was performed with outstanding sensitivity by the cast of five (especially David Vale as the victim’s father). The questions that it raised about writerly and dramatic responsibility are still spinning around in my head.’ – Julia Rank, Exeunt
Photos courtesy of Adam Levy.