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by Tim Marriott
An annual work review that goes horribly wrong...
'A tightly written and compellingly performed evisceration of workplace dynamics.' ***** InDaily
Trailer: HERE
2nd May - Quarry Theatre, Bedford - HERE
3rd May - Old Laundry, Bowness - HERE
12-30 June - Theatre 59e59, New York - HERE

Head of Department Nicky wants to get on with her job, her boss Jo has other ideas. He has a plan and thinks she is going to like it…

A two-hander dark comedy, Appraisal is a power play of manipulation, subtext and subterfuge, exploring the explosive consequences that can arise out of a seemingly innocent conversation.

WINNERS - Edinburgh Festival Awards  23 - Best Actor - Best Actress
WINNER - Best Theatre Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe 23
NOMINATED - OffFest Award
'A battle of wits, tight, well-paced and engrossing' ***** Reviews Hub
'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 terrific play, disturbingly realistic' ***** GlamAdelaide

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

'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 & a masterpiece of manipulation' **** Everything Theatre
'A romp through workplace politics' **** One4Review
'Recognisable, authentic, deftly crafted, thoughtful yet laugh out loud' **** Liam Rudden

'Very funny, with some wonderful linguistic thrusting and parrying' **** Scottish Field

'A classically structured two-hander that captures the unjustifiable, often unaccountable, behaviour enabled by office hierarchies that wouldn’t be tolerated anywhere else'

**** The Scotsman

'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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