An annual work review gone horribly wrong...
Performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 23 with Assembly Festival
in association with Mountain Hare Productions
with Tim Marriott as 'Jo' and Angela Bull as 'Nicky'
Jo, a senior manager, needs to appraise head of department Nicky's work.
Nicky just wants to keep working. What follows is a power-play of manipulation, subtext and subterfuge that explores explosive consequences arising out of a seemingly innocent conversation.
WINNER - Best Theatre Award, Adelaide Fringe 23
NOMINATED - OffFest Award Edinburgh 23
'Absolutely excellent play to watch. So clever. Dramatic, comedic, hilarious' ***** Edinburgh Review
'Enjoyment of the play derived from her catching him lying' ***** FringeFan.com
'Absolutely gripping - very funny' **** Dark Chat
'A masterclass in gas-lighting and a masterpiece of manipulation' **** Everything Theatre
'A romp through workplace politics' **** One4Review
'Recognisable, authentic, deftly crafted, thoughtful yet laugh out loud' **** Liam Rudden
'A terrific play, disturbingly realistic' ***** GlamAdelaide.com.au
'Intelligent & incisive... utterly captivating' ***** StageWhispers.com.au
'Very funny, with some wonderful linguistic thrusting and parrying' **** Scottish Field
'The well measured tone and tempo of the dialogue meanders around a convoluted maze of twists and turns with humorous, dramatic punch' ***** Edinburgh Guide
'A classically structured two-hander that captures the unjustifiable, often unaccountable, behavoiur enabled by office hierarchies that wouldn’t be tolerated anywhere else' **** The Scotsman
'A battle of wits, tight, well-paced and engrossing' ***** Reviews Hub
'A tense relatable thriller... genius' **** Bohemian Britain
WRITTEN BY TIM MARRIOTT
APPRAISAL is a highly adaptable two hander taking place in real time,
originally designed for festivals and international touring.
R/T - 60 mins, no interval
Minimal LX/FX requirement