The Guardian 5 August 2023

Many people hate spoilers. If you’re one of them please look away now. Because it is hard not to talk about Glenna Morrison’s play without saying how weird the ending is.

What we get until the closing moments is a non-story about a single mother, Guffy, who is lured away from her infant daughter to party with friends for the night. She leaves the child with her bedridden adoptive mother, Alba. That the older woman is scarcely able to look after herself is a warning sign. On Guffy’s return home to Alloa from Glasgow, she finds her daughter dead and takes her anger out on Alba. [READ MORE]

By Mark Fisher

MARK FISHER is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and other publications. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. He is also the editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (both Mark Fisher Ltd).