We recently went to see the “Admissions” play at the Trafalgar Studios in London.
Watch my review here:
It’s a play that encourages us an audience to grapple with difficult questions that in real life I’m sure we try to avoid.
We felt that watching these five characters who are in a school system that has long benefited some over others got us talking about something we had not done so before. It was a real thought-provoker and one that we discussed the whole way home on the tube!
As Joshua Harmon (the playwright) himself says: “It’s easy to understand why people are scared of saying the wrong thing. We live right now in a moment where people are very unforgiving – say one wrong thing and you “cancelled” – that climate breeds fear not trust when we are afraid of saying the wrong thing we say nothing but silence is never the way forward, silence is not how we learn or grow or make progress – we do it by engaging in dialogue by speaking by listening by learning.”
It’s odd doing a video review of a PLAY, because I can’t really take my video camera into the actual theatre, so I thought I’d talk about the play in my OWN office as the main characters and a lot of the ‘action’ if you like, takes place in an office, so that’s where shot my own video review – at my desk, in my own office… https://youtu.be/Oaq0r0rNz38
About the characters
Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) and Sarah Hadland (Miranda) star in Admissions, the five star award-winning ‘Bold New Comedy’ (Sunday Express) The Sunday Times calls ‘Provocative. Outrageous. Entirely gripping’.
Sherri is Head of Admissions at a private school, a liberal who is fighting to diversify the student intake and a mother who wants the best for her son.
When her son is deferred from his university of choice, and his best friend – who ‘ticks more boxes’ – is accepted, her personal ambition collides with her progressive values and she is forced to make a choice between her beliefs and what’s right for her son.
Written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), Admissions has ‘the force of a bulldozer and the precision of a scalpel’ (Metro) and this ‘Sharp. Thoughtful’ (Evening Standard) new play will leave you questioning the status quo.
Book your tickets here:
London Trafalgar Studios 28 Feb – 25 May 2019 BOOK NOW
Richmond Theatre 27 May – 1 June 2019 BOOK NOW
Cambridge Arts Theatre 3 June – 8 June 2019 BOOK NOW
Malvern Theatres 10 June – 15 June 2019 BOOK NOW
The Lowry, Salford17 June – 22 June 2019 BOOK NOW
We were gifted a pair of tickets to the London show, however I would highly recommend Admissions – it’s an excellent play, and this current cast are fabulous.