Thursday, August 18

Tag: Offered Up

Offered Up – Royal Court Studio
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Offered Up – Royal Court Studio

How do you look anew at the issues thrown up by the now overwrought and at times morally exhausting #MeToo movement? Well, why not in a play set in the English Civil War? This first full-length work by local writer Joe Matthew-Morris not only deals with a huge variety of weighty issues - including sexual politics, abuse, trauma, the independence of women, class and politics, the weight of parental expectation, war and poverty - but is impressively almost uncategorizable genre-wise. (A fellow writer said it was a cross between Sleuth and Tarantino). It’s also well-nigh impossible to flesh out the plot without bringing major spoilers and story twists into play - but, here goes… It’s 1645 and inn keeper Willmas is grieving the loss of his wife, while trying to raise his teenage daughter R...