By John Sampson | Published on Monday 15 August 2016
Cocaine is the straw that broke the mule’s back in Kat Woods’s bold new play. The two performers, Edith Poor and Aoife Lennon, excel in tandem, energetically traversing their way through the dynamic script. It leads them through a plethora of roles, accents and scenarios, in a dark exploration of how two desperate young women became convicted drug traffickers. ‘Mule’s’ poignancy lies in its humanising portrayal of trafficking, juxtaposing the truth with the vilification presented by the media. The fickle nature of social media is intelligently examined, with its initial role as a force for good being quickly turned on its head. At its heart, this is a play about perceptions, which might just encourage you to think a little more before passing judgement.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [John Sampson]