09 August 2018, The Tablet

The sound of silence: Catherine Jones' The Meeting


The sound of silence: Catherine Jones' The Meeting

Gerald Kyd, Jean St Clair and Lydia Leonard in The Meeting
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Plays commissioned to have a local resonance can result in an uneasy feeling in the theatre: residents roaring at references to obscure street names or district councillors while visitors feel bored or baffled.

But The Meeting, which had its world premiere at Chichester, succeeds in both being geographically site-specific.

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