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14 November 2011 Northings


By Donna Rutherford

SAY what you like about the church – and I'm sure you do – but one thing organised religion is notably good at is dealing with births, marriages and deaths. When we want to mark those occasions, even in a secular age, we still tend to look to the old institutions. As an alternative, you could try Donna Rutherford's Kin. Although there's nothing explicitly religious about this one-woman show, in its sombre reflection on the passage of time and the inevitable process of aging, it fulfils the same social function as a church service.

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