The Pink Couch
Written and directed by Tara Notcutt
Performed by Rebecca Makin-Taylor
Blue Room and PICA until 21 Feb
(★ ★ ★ ½)
Recent Fringes have been elevated by some remarkable South Africa theatre, much of which comes courtesy of the writer/director Tara Notcutt, and it’s been impossible to ignore the number and quality of one-handers written and performed by women this year.
Last Rounds, Notcutt’s story of a young woman’s hopes and their destruction, performed by the arresting Rebecca Makin-Taylor, ticks both of these boxes.
Even though it may not have quite the excoriating power of her own …miskien or the depth of insight of Claire Lovering’s River, Last Rounds is an engrossing character study and a wonderful opportunity for an actor with the range and chutzpah to take it on.
Link here to the complete review in The West Australian