We round up the reviews for Amy Trigg’s play which officially reopened the Kiln Theatre.

(c)Marc Brenner

Ham & High: **** “Trigg’s comic timing is flawless as she zips about the stage, confined in the neither-nor touring set of a mocked up cube.”

Evening Standard: **** “director Charlotte Bennett (of co-producers Paines Plough) and lighting and sound designers Guy Hoare and Elena Pena imbue the 90 minutes with dynamism. Mostly, though, it’s powered by Trigg, whose impish face flits from animation to fragility to almost parodic levels of sass. At 28, she’s already well established as an actor. This debut also establishes her as a playwright.”

iNews: “It’s a cock-eyed celebration of life in all its ghastliness and glory, crammed with wry wit and wisdom and glowing with generosity.”

London Theatre.co.uk: **** “Director Charlotte Bennett keeps the evening well-paced, in a conceptual production that feels simultaneously modern and nostalgic.”

LondonTheatre1: **** “This is a play about longing and loneliness, friendship and frustration. Juno is Immensely relatable and resilient and Trigg proves herself versatile as both a performer and a writer.”

The Guardian: **** “Trigg keeps the smile firmly on, even when the pain breaks through in her script. The story skates on a beguilingly light note and initially feels like a missed opportunity to go further into the dark moments, or to stay there a while longer. But Trigg does this more in the latter half of her play with searing moments as a result.”

WhatsOnStage: **** “Trigg’s performance – and writing – is outstanding. From the moment she emerges from a large Capri Sun box (design by Jean Chan) with the inside taped with foils (mimicking the cardboard MRI machine Juno’s parents made to stop her being nervous about the real thing), she has us completely captivated.”

The Stage: **** “Amy Trigg’s vivid debut play is a frank, funny monologue with a satisfying emotional punch.”

The Telegraph: **** “Amy Trigg’s monologue, winner of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Playwriting, is a mixture of dry wit, emotional charm and high good humour.”

Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me continues to play at the Kiln Theatre until the 12th June.


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