By Charlotte Jones
THE VAULTS // LONDON
SEASON: 19TH - 30TH OCTOBER 2016
TUESDAY - SATURDAY 20.00
THURSDAY AND SATURDAY MATINEE 14.30
“The result is a beautifully simple, non linear, two hander that is both tragic and funny. Both actresses are outstanding, conveying isolation and fear with dexterity and grace. Playfairs’ ‘Dorph’ is both unyielding and broken providing an excellent juxtaposition to Newbury-Freemans’ fragile and naive, Doris Day obsessed ‘Porph’. Both demonstrated excellent craft and a refreshing stage presence that left a tear in my eye. Although the piece is very bleak it was inconceivably funny, with moments of utter hilarity blending together this story of crushing loneliness and love. For a well rounded and eerie experience as well as an evening of true skill and artistry venture to The Vaults!”
"Emma Playfair as Dorph and Lily Newbury-Freeman as Porph are the leading ladies. I cannot praise them enough. They portray their characters beautifully throughout this production. They were the show, taking you through a roller coaster of emotions. I strongly urge you to go watch this show, and I stress that you only have 2 weeks to go and see it. Tickets are a bargain."
"this is a strangely uplifting play. The women are strong characters, we believe in them and their power to persevere. They are funny, kind to each other and retain shining and admirable humanity in the face of unimaginable distress."
WHATS IT ABOUT?
Branded 'moral imbeciles', abandoned by their families, incarcerated and forgotten. Two women are thrown together for a brief period each day. Can their unlikely friendship fill the silence?
Airswimming by the award winning playwright Charlotte Jones is the incredible story of Dora and Persephone, two women shunned by society for daring to transgress social codes put in place to keep them in check. Only in their imaginative lives can they find the resilience to survive.