North West Theatre

Sherica

Ian Winterton
Shred Productions
17 Jan 12 to 21 Jan 12
The Lowry
Part of: re:play

Brought up in the care system, Katie knows the only important things in life are money and family.

Working as a prostitute to ensure a better future for her younger sister, Natalie, she finds herself caught between two infatuated clients – rich-kid Douglas and hypocritical teacher Michael.

When Douglas threatens her with blackmail, Katie has to fight to prevent the truth from reaching Natalie.

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...dark and tightly-packed drama... a packed script with a surprising streak of black humour... strong performances all round, particularly from [Ruth] Middleton... a busy and precise production that grips throughout.
What's On Stage (Rating: 3/5)
Even before the play starts the atmosphere is disquieting... director Trevor MacFarlane maintains this mood through the play... a densely plotted drama crammed with powerful and moving incidents and well-developed characters... The complex plot and relatively short running time of the play inevitably results in some contrivances... But the quality of Ian Winterton’s writing makes such developments acceptable... David Slack treads a fine line and delivers an excellent comic performance...
The Public Reviews (Rating: 4/5)
...one of the best new plays I’ve seen for a long time. The characters are as realistic as the performances and the writer manages to make you care about what happens... All the performances are first rate...
Sale and Altrincham Messenger (Rating: 4/5)