Katherine Parkinson's play about three strangers who sit to have their portraits painted.
During weekly sessions, three strangers come together to have their portraits painted by John and share stories from their lives. The debut play written by Olivier Award nominated actress, Katherine Parkinson. The production is staged at the Arcola following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
There’s a nice balance of wit and sadness in Sarah Bedi’s production... Though their mix of chattiness and needy self-consciousness can be grating, Parkinson’s ear for the cadences of comedy is, unsurprisingly, very sharp.'
There’s some nicely observed writing here, and perhaps unsurprisingly given Parkinson’s comedic acting chops, it’s also funny in places. But the actors are rather hampered by a tricky structural choice...'