At Edinburgh Festival Fringe 23 with Assembly Festival
Tim Marriott as 'Jo' and Angela Bull as 'Nicky'
More information HERE: Assembly Festival
A two-handed drama that follows the process of an annual work review gone horribly wrong.
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.
Premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 - 5* SELL OUT SHOW
WINNER - Best Theatre Award, Adelaide Fringe 23
'A terrific play, disturbingly realistic' ***** GlamAdelaide.com.au
'Intelligent & incisive... utterly captivating' ***** StageWhispers.com.au
'Absolutely excellent play to watch. So clever. Dramatic, comedic, and a sudden pratfall I wasn't expecting that was hilarious' ***** Edinburgh Review
"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, real time two hander,
originally designed for festivals and international touring
R/T - 65 mins, no interval
Minimal LX/FX requirement