Crush

This is a very well written play that successfully captures the problems that plague some modern relationships on the turning point of middle age. The man of the house struggles to cope with the crushing boredom of domesticity, seeking cheap thrills that threaten what is best for him. His attitude and actions have a knock on effect, driving the wife to desperate actions herself, in attempts to save the deteriorating relationship. The script looks very effectively into the mentality of the different sexes in deteriorating circumstances. It takes into account the nature of modern lifestyles, the characters becoming secluded in the gym or in front of the internet. There is wonderful wit, while the plot and language creates an atmosphere that effectively crushes in on the audience towards the climax of the play. Most notably the performances were superb. The cast of two were fully immersed in their characters and produced a very convincing show.

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The Blurb

Fringe First Award winner Paul Charlton's moving new play explores the nature of modern obsession set against the backdrop of a fractured but loving relationship. 'An absolute joy' - **** (Scotsman on 'Love, Sex and Cider').

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