Crucible, Sheffield
A group of female prisoners come together for a concert in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s energetic and joyful play

You wait three years for a new Morgan Lloyd Malcolm play and two come along at once. This is the first, at Sheffield’s Crucible, ahead of Mum, which starts previews at Theatre Royal Plymouth this week.

The actors have clearly been straining at the leash to bring this show to the stage, an energy which contributes to the sense of a piece that is unruly but full of joy. While this works for the punk element of a show that is “part gig, part play”, it means the story, painted in broad brushstrokes, loses subtlety along the way.

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