All Aboard The Marriage Hearse (Joanne Hartstone)
By Rosie Barrett | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016
With just two actors and minimal set, taking place during a single argument between a couple, ‘All Aboard The Marriage Hearse’ is understated but beautifully done – nothing is over-said or overacted. Matt Morrillo has a unique ability to write relationships that feel genuinely real, and this play feels more like a look behind closed doors into the life of a real couple. The play is an ode to modern love, its compromises and challenges. Anyone who has ever been in a relationship will see something of themselves in the characters – the audience laughs in recognition at the same arguments they’ve had themselves, and there is something universal in this portrayal of love.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rosie Barrett]