Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
August, 1994

Hull Truck's non-Bouncers show this year is in some ways a more powerful piece than it aims to be. Gill Adams set out to write a sympathetic account of the social and economic pressures that send women into prostitution. In fact, the intimate pair of linked case studies which she has created not only avoid the it's-grim-up-North stereotypes but, more critically, deny the audience any hook on which to hang its sympatihies. Damian Cruden's staging is simple and effective. Sarah Parks and Emma Morgan give strong performances as two women forced into a profession which is no "game".

Written for The Independent.

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