Opens: 15/08/2012 Closes: 02/09/2012Currently showing at Chichester's pop-up theatre The Fly is the surreal, supplanted sight of an all-American roadside diner. The set of Penelope Skinner's latest is an exercise in immersive theatre – although its plot, if 2008's Fucked is anything to go by – will be distinctly murkier than the Formica tables and milkshakes initially suggest. For more information visit: http://www.cft.org.uk/freds-diner Buy: http://www.cft.org.uk/freds-diner#-BookingInfo
The Observer“It comes across like a work in progress...” This gives her characters a complexity, beautifully developed by the performers, that elevates them above their too obviously functional roles. The dramatic construction, however, is shaky...
The Stage“Tragic humour and a sharp script...” n this subtle, carefully plotted play, Skinner creates a plausible relationship in which abuse is able to take place but go unnoticed by those around...
Evening Standard“The script needed a final, sharpening draft...” Matters potter along in an agreeable if underpowered way before taking a somewhat unconvincing last-act turn for the very dramatic, as the fates of the three waitresses are sealed...
The Telegraph“Curiously forgettable...” Skinner’s verbal adroitness is always joyful, and the production sets off at a tremendous pace on a wave of well deserved laughs. It is when the emotional spectrum darkens that flaws begin to emerge...
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