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Theatre review: Suzy Storck at the Gate Theatre, W11


This play has a good starting point but ultimately it feels like a writing exercise that strikes the same note, repeatedly


Ann Treneman

Caoilfhionn Dunne as Suzy conveys emotions and pain as raw as uncooked steakHelen Murray

First, a warning: all sleep-deprived new parents may find this hazardous to their health. Wannabe parents may want to be cautious too. There’s throwing the baby out with the bathwater and then there’s hiring a skip and throwing the entire bathroom into it.

If warnings are heeded, the audience may be quite small by now (and in the brace position) but, then, the Gate is a bit petite itself and likes to take a few risks. This play by the French playwright Magali Mougel, directed by the celebrated Jean-Pierre Baro, has been translated so well by Chris Campbell that it feels universal. Suzy Storck is a woman who woke up one morning and thought, wait, how did I end up with three kids and a…

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