Sarah Rutherford’s poignant and darkly funny play about loss, guilt and Snapchat has opened at Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End.
Starring Claire Goose (EastEnders), Navin Chowdhry (Doctor Foster), Rosie Day (Outlander) and Will Fletcher in his professional stage debut, the play follows a mother’s search for answers following the suicide of her teenage daughter and the role played by social media.
A challenging subject matter, The Girl Who Fell was overall found by critics to be stimulating and touching, but with one or two plot holes. Great acting noted for Rosie Day, and a script that although nimble in dialogue, was also criticised for being slightly overloaded but sensitively written.
The Girl Who Fell is booking until 23 November 2019 at Trafalgar Studio Two, London.
The Girl Who Fell tickets are available now.
Read a round-up of reviews below
Frey Kwa Hawking, The Stage
“Well acted and sensitively written, if overloaded exploration of grief and guilt”
“Sarah Rutherford’s exploration of the aftermath of a teenage suicide boasts impressively nimble dialogue.”
“There are more narrative twists than are necessary – all the new things we learn about these characters begin to feel slightly silly.”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times
“Play by Sarah Rutherford is trying to cram too much into its 100 minutes”
“Yet the lurches..also keep it surprising, stimulating and touching.”
“Hannah Price’s deftly acted production is blessed above all by a superb central turn from Claire Goose as Thea”
Charlie Wilks, broadwayworld.com
In reference to Sarah Rutherford’s script, “The narrative…even though it tactfully deals with a sensitive subject matter, the different turns it takes reveals quite a few plot holes.”
“Rosie Day – an actor with clearly a lot of talent…does her best with a potentially flawed text”
“So much gets opened up for discussion – without a proper interrogation – so you leave feeling a tad unfulfilled and underwhelmed.”
★★★★ “A cracking new play … outrageously funny” Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “A sparky, modern show … Rutherford is a fresh voice” Daily Mail
★★★★ “Fiercely funny stuff” Time Out
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Date: 27 October 2019
Written by: Simon Raven
Tags: The Girl Who Fell, Trafalgar Studios