The US premiere of Amelia Bullmore's dramedy is a thoughtful exploration of friendship's impact on life, and life's impact on friendship. More…
Three 18-year old women join forces. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable. 'Di and Viv and Rose' charts the steady but sometimes chaotic progression of their lives and their ultimately enduring bonds. Their varied journeys take their toll on the characters, forcing them apart, and stretching their relationships with each other to the breaking point.
See it if you want to see three young actors who try hard, but the overstuffed, overlong play doesn't work. Comedy jolts into tragedy. Bad plotting.
Don't see it if you have other options. Much time wasted on set changes. Uncomfortable chairs. Bad sight lines. Script needs cutting.
See it if You've got a lot of interest in women's issues. They get there with this but it's slow and nothing new.
Don't see it if You're looking for something new or ground breaking.
See it if You enjoy slice of life, coming of age, stories and stories about the creation of friendship. Funny and poignant, good acting and creative.
Don't see it if Not a great space and perhaps a little long. A couple moments that didn't fit were off putting when surrounded by good acting and story.
See it if you enjoy shows depicting the lives of contemporary young women who grow up and mature before our eyes; compelling and unique individuals.
Don't see it if you are not interested in the trials and tribulations of young women; like only musicals; can't sit for more than 90 minutes.
See it if Women coming of age, starting in England in the 80's. Actors are stellar and in a tiny space they do amazing things w/ props & furniture.
Don't see it if you're not up for emotional rollercoaster w/ feminist themes. Too long & way too much happens for believability, but it resonated with me.
See it if you enjoy coming of age stories, in this case dealing with serious female issues honestly and directly.
Don't see it if you do not like open talk about sexuality, do not like casual staging changes, or would not enjoy an all female cast.
See it if You want to see 3 amazing women pull off convincing, pitch-perfect performances in a tight & skillfully written play spanning life & time.
Don't see it if You don't like plays about women, friendship or real life, if you don't like British accents or well-crafted conversation on stage or ideas
See it if You like an overbearing roommate, always, thinking she is right.
Don't see it if Don't like what to be told what to do. One person is always in charge.
See it if You enjoy silly, juvenile productions
Don't see it if You have better things to do. But seriously--It has some serious, possibly upsetting themes. Acting is very uneven.
See it if A great sophomoric-esque take on friendship and it's lasting effects on our lives. Good writing and a solid beginning for good actors.
Don't see it if It's a bit too slow and lengthy. Could be more effective if it was more precise. Not for somebody who wants a feel good time.
See it if You are nostalgic for young women's take on 80s England.
Don't see it if you can't stomach watching talk of sexual assault onstage.
See it if You are an Amelia Bullmore fan (or a Brit drama/comedy fan in general,) and if you appreciate intelligently written dramady
Don't see it if the run continues in its present space: the chairs are EXCRUCIATING to sit on; or if you plan to see soon, bring yourself some cushions.
See it if Wife says one of the ebst (95) goes into thoughts of 3 differnet gals and gets into their heads
Don't see it if Youu care little re: major problems for women (My 75 balanced the 95)..a. 25 year span re: Feminism lesbianism, parental problems etc etc
See it if /for tale of deep relationship forged by 3 widely divergent women; movingly deals with rape, family dysfunction, thwarted ambition
Don't see it if /since the 3 friends (lesbian-radicalfeminist-earthmother) are stereotyped; post-college scenes often don't work; poor sightlines