Family Values (Ghost Light Theatre Group)
By Rosie Barrett | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016
Can anyone really escape their past? Trent and Liam are two brothers with Mafia ties, who go to extreme lengths to leave their bloody history behind. But when two strangers appear on their doorstep, old wounds resurface. With an engrossing plot and a fantastically talented cast, the play is powerful and engaging. It begins in the midst of the action and only slowly does it reveal what has come before. Not for the squeamish, the realistic, bloody fight scenes will leave you cowering in your seat. Luckily, unlike many other action dramas, this is not mindless violence added to support a weak script. This gripping thriller will keep you enthralled – there were audible gasps from the audience.
theSpace on the Mile, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rosie Barrett]