sat 20/07/2019

Inside, Studio Theatre, Roundhouse | reviews, news & interviews

Inside, Studio Theatre, Roundhouse

Inside, Studio Theatre, Roundhouse

A violent, humorous, hugely powerful insight into the male mind-set

Segun Oliaya as Brownie, hard-man top dog in Philip Osment's extraordinarily original new play

It’s just the luck of the draw. I’ve been sent to prison twice now in the past four days. Last Friday it was Clean Break’s day-long six-play epic in Soho. Last night it was an 80-minute all-male affair at the Roundhouse. Needless to say the encounters were planets apart. Men, after all, come from Mars, already primed for battle, women from Venus. Philip Osment’s Inside, however, once again provides living proof of the absurdity of such simplistic, reductive analysis. People are people. Each individual has their own story to tell and is shaped by conditions and environment and what they have or have not been subjected to in childhood. And, in this case in particular, the role fathering has or hasn’t played in the development of that individual.

How do you confront destructive behaviour unless you allow those involved to see where it leads them?

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Absolutely brilliant!! Loved it. Hilarious, so funny at times and then emotional the next.

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