Thursday, September 28

Letter To Boddah – The Space @ Surgeons Hall

Taking inspiration from Kurt Kurbain’s suicide note to his imaginary friend Boddah, characters Billy (Kyle Fisher) and Tink (Jordan Reece) must decide whether to continue with their ill-conceived plan to explode a bomb in Tescos, killing themselves and countless other shoppers, or man -up and return to the reality of their dull and pointless existence.

Kurbain finished his famous final note with the mantra that it is Better to Burn out than fade away, and that’s the big question at the heart of this explosive piece by writer, Sarah Nelson for Watershed Productions.

Can Tink really blow up the nice lady on the hot food counter, who gave him an extra chicken drumstick, and does he really want to blow himself up on the day that his mum is cooking steak and kidney pudding, his favourite? And how is Billy’s mum going to afford the funeral?

The acting is top quality and the script explaining the lads’ motivations, fears and aspirations combines the absurd with just enough reality to keep us all invested and leaning into this. A darkly comic tale that will have you guessing right till the last scene.

Reviewer: Greg Holstead

Reviewed: 15th August 2023

North West End UK Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.