28th February 17
Bash, a trio of three separate scenes featuring four different characters, is not for the faint-hearted. It’s an exceptionally dark and disturbing psychological examination featuring four different characters. Directed by Tara Notcutt, I was surprised to discover that it was written as long ago as 1999 by Neil LaBute, and has been produced worldwide. The play features violence, child abuse and homophobia. Images of sleep and the sea resurface a few times, perhaps as metaphors for the need to escape, to forget. Did the play strike a global chord? If so, why?