Review: ★★★★★ (Thoughts I had during) People, Places and Things, Wyndhams Theatre

  • Wow, this is high up, but I think we might be able to see anyway.
  • Okay, she doesn’t look that much like the girl from Orange Is The New Black in real life, just on the poster.
  • There is a bar in front of my face.
  • Plays are brilliant. I don’t know why it took me so long to get into plays.
  • Do I prefer plays to musicals?
  • Woah now Em, not so fast to make life changing decisions, please.
  • I wonder how much it costs to sit on the stage?
  • Maybe we should come back and sit on the stage.
  • Maybe I should try and wrangle some free tickets first, definitely still living on a student budget and all that.
  • I don’t know who wrote this but they were a clever, clever man.
  • Maybe it was a woman. Gosh. I should be ashamed of myself.
  • Why do I relate to so many things she says, she’s a drug addict.
  • At what point should I worry about this?
  • Denise Gough is literally something else. Who is she. How is she. How.
  • These are great monologues.
  • Hmmmmm this is probably the last scene of act 1 because I can see the front of house staff with their ice cream emerging.
  • I need to buy this play like, as soon as I leave the theatre, so that I can sit with it and read it and highlight it and just take in all of the wonderful words.
  • I will never have words as wonderful as playwrights.
  • Maybe I could try. Maybe I could write plays. Maybe I couldn’t. Maybe I’ll stick to the imminent nursing degree.
  • How on earth am I going to blog about this?
  • I wonder if the people who are on stage in order to depict several versions/headspaces of the same person can actually act, or if thy were cast solely on the grounds that they were the same height and body type?
  • I feel like I’m learning a lot about acting here.
  • She just articulated nostalgia better than I have ever heard anyone articulate anything. There are always going to be people, places and things which trigger memories or behaviours.
Emma Betty
Emma Betty

Emma Betty is 28 and a nurse in Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Emma has the Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Soundtrack (On CD!) to blame for her love for Musical Theatre, which she found in her parents living room pretty much as soon as she was old enough to know what it was. She began combining her love for Theatre, the Internet and Writing while she was still at school, through various blogs and on social media. Having moved to London in 2013, she launched Upper Circle 4 years later. A couple of years on, she is delighted to have a small team and is so grateful to those helping Upper Circle to grow every day!

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