The Solid Life of Sugar Water

Patrick Baldwin

The Solid Life of Sugar Water opens at Edinburgh Festival Fringe to fantastic reviews

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Our latest co-production, The Solid Life of Sugar Water, has opened to rave reviews from the public and press alike at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Performances at Pleasance Dome began on Wednesday 5th August and continue throughout the festival until Sunday 30th August. Below are just some of the reviews and comments the piece has received so far.

If you have seen the piece, either in Plymouth or in Edinburgh, we’d love to hear what you thought. Head to Twitter and use the hashtag #SugarWater.

★★★★ Jack Thorne’s multi-layered two-hander for Graeae – about a couple grieving for their stillborn child – has no happy ever after, but is rewarding to watch

The Guardian

★★★★ The consistently sensitive and thoughtful performances, the forceful pacing (all credit to director Amit Sharma), and the thrilling nerve of Thorne’s script combine in a stunning exploration of the role of sex after trauma in mending two broken souls and bodies

The Telegraph

★★★★ An intense, powerful, brilliantly written two-hander about sex, relationships and loss

The Stage

★★★★ …propelled by words more than actions, it’s a vivid, sometimes amusing (Thorne has a stand-up’s eye for the differences between men and women) and finally wonderfully tender experience. It’s unflinching but generous. Grisly but lovely.

The Times

★★★★ Thorne’s writing is just so – funny, poignant, arresting, awful. He swerves handbrake turns from rom-com idyll to sharp-focus agony, slamming sex into induced labour. It’s a complex emotional watch, heartwarming and heartwrenching

Fest

★★★★ Genuinely moving and presents a good showcase for two talented actors under the direction of Amit Sharma

British Theatre Guide

★★★★★ A melancholic beast, The Solid Life of Sugar Water refuses to mince its words. This is the type of frank, shocking theatre that will follow you home; sitting on your shoulder and in the back of your mind for days

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