We sent resident reviewer Nat Orry to the New Vic to watch Table here’s what she thought!
An unexpected production of strength, bravery, emotion and a path of lives.
It told the stories of forbidden inhibitions from which the table was the centre of the unfolding lives being told.
Covering taboo subjects and with a dose of humour, ‘Table’ was a thoroughly enjoyed production to watch.
With the cast telling the history of 6 generations with the table at the heart of everyone and everything, it was a moving production which covered a diverse history.
An enjoyable watch with an element of surprise as the table was hoisted to the other side of the world.
Fantastic direction from Zoe Waterman and a very well executed performance from the whole cast.
With the added seclusion of being performed in the round of the New Vic Theatre, we ourselves lived their lives, spectacular musical scores which added to the atmosphere.
Directed by New Vic Associate Director Zoë Waterman (Playhouse Creatures, New Vic Theatre; Sleeping Beauty, Theatr Clywd), Table explores how people remain connected by the stories and heirlooms, passed down by their ancestors. Set in four distinct timeframes, the play begins in Lichfield in 1898 before spanning a century in the lives of one Staffordshire family.
Tickets for Table are priced from £14.50 to £24.00 (concessions available) and can be booked online at www.newvictheatre.org.uk and by telephoning Box Office on 01782 717962. A transaction fee of £1.00 per ticket applies when booking online.