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An annual work review gone horribly wrong...
Trailer: HERE
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. 
WINNERS - Edinburgh Festival Awards  23 - Best Actor - Best Actress
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' *****
'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' *****

'Intelligent & incisive... utterly captivating' *****

'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



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

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