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Mongrel Island, Soho Theatre | reviews, news & interviews

Mongrel Island, Soho Theatre

Mongrel Island, Soho Theatre

New talent Ed Harris’s comedy of office life is both humorous and sad

After hours: Robyn Addison in ‘Mongrel Island’Simon Kane

Imaginative plays that explore the expanses of inner space are all the rage at the Soho Theatre this summer. First there was a superb revival of Anthony Neilson’s Realism, which puts on stage the thoughts of one man during a solitary Saturday, then there was Lou Ramsden’s Hundreds and Thousands, which used a horror-film aesthetic to explore female longing. Now Mongrel Island, which opened last night, looks at the thoughts and emotions of one woman who has a boring office job.

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