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Match Box, The

Match Box, The

The ties that bind us can never be broken, and the shocking events that bring Sal to exile on a remote Irish island are as unexpected as they are brutal. Her compelling journey through grief, revenge and the temptations of evil begs only one question: what would you do if pushed to the very edge? Read more …

The critical consensus

A profoundly sad play with its coalescing of modern and ancient tragedy, it is sensitively directed by Richard Baron.

***(*)(*)Joy Watters, Across the Arts

Richard Baron’s crisply staged, slow burn of a production.

****(*)Allan Radcliffe, 05/02/2018

What follows in a performance that flits between light and shade is a meditation on loss, grieving and revenge that’s made all the more shocking by its everyday matter-of-factness.

****(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 05/02/2018

Fluid and absorbing though McGuinness’s tale is, there is not enough going on, visually or in Coulson’s occasionally unsteady performance, to overcome the feeling that one would have been as well reading the text at home.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 12/02/2018

While Coulson does well to tell Sal’s story, choice creative decisions get in the way of making this production the glass-shattering performance it could be for everyone.

***(*)(*)Beth Blakemore, The Wee Review, 14/02/2018

This stark tragedy poses moral dilemmas that demand self -enquiry.

****(*)Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide, 15/02/2018

Like those matches, this gets the job done and should not be underestimated, even if we might wish for something a bit more user-friendly.

***(*)(*)Hugh Simpson, All Edinburgh Theatre, 15/02/2018

The Match Box is almost breath-taking in its simplicity.

****(*)Paul F Cockburn, Broadway Baby, 16/02/2018

The Match Box is not an easy watch but this powerful monologue is well worth it.

****(*)Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway Baby, 21/02/2018

The Match Box is a thought-provoking piece; where it may lack polish, it offers a raw and rugged look at the impact tragedy can have on an individual and those around them.

***(*)(*)Fraser MacDonal, The Reviews Hub, 21/02/2018

Features about Match Box, The

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Gareth K Vile, The List, 08/02/2018

Where and when?

On Tour, from Thursday February 1, 2018, until Saturday February 24, 2018.

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