Delicate touch

The Sunday Times on Sixteen Up

“Two adolescents fumble  towards emotional enlightenment through sexual fulfilment.  And when the pair meet many years later after the non-event, older but  little wiser, they attempt to untangle the ramifications of their teenage dalliance. The narrative unfolds through neurotic monologues that illustrate the characters’ insecurities and the couple only interact as the play draws to its emotionally raw denouement.

 

The actors handle the subject with the delicate touch it requires and respond to a number of changes in pace with relish. Enhanced by Jules Maxwell’s brittle and beautifully restrained score, this play dips a tender finger into the festering wounds of unrequited love and self-loathing.”