A Good Clean Heart (Neontopia / Wales Millenium Centre)
By Rosie Barrett | Published on Sunday 21 August 2016
‘A Good Clean Heart’ follows two brothers, separated at birth, through their struggle to reconnect. James Ifan masterfully plays eighteen-year-old Hefin, struggling to cope with the news of the brother he never know he had, whilst Oliver Wellington portrays Jay’s longing for his lost brother to devastating effect. Alun Saunders, who won Best Playwright at the Wales Theatre Awards 2015, is one of the most exciting young writers on the British theatre scene today. The dialogue moves effortlessly between English and Welsh (surtitled throughout), and the use of the two languages helps emphasise the rift in the courses of the brothers’ lives. The best play I have seen at this or any other Fringe.
Underbelly Cowgate, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Rosie Barrett]