REVIEW: Palomar Theatre – ‘Darlings’

I took a short trip to Bath with my dad and my brother yesterday to see a new theatre production about a seemingly in control young woman with an uncomfortable and unconfronted past.

Darlings tells the story of main protagonist Eve (Katie Anderson) and her casual relationship with boyfriend and “new addiction”, Gabe (Toby Robertshaw). A semi-drunken chat after a night out begins to reveal – through delicate puppetry and reverberating soundbites – a lot of previously uncovered history. All this intrigues Gabe at first, but brings out Eve’s defensive side and sets them up for an unavoidable yet necessary revelation.

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Nicola Walker stars in new BBC drama ‘The Split’

The Split is one of the newest dramas to BBC One, which premiered last Tuesday night. Created by Welsh screenwriter Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame¬†and¬†Suffragette), it centres around the life of elite divorce lawyer Hannah Stern (Nicola Walker), as she “splits” from the family business and deals with the unexpected return of her estranged father.

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