19:00, Tue 26th February – Sat 2nd March 2019 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 6
“I dream about you young. When I’m asleep you’re as young as the girl I met.”
Time passes. Roles Change. People become different versions of themselves.
From lover, to father, to husband, one man craves the past but knows his desire for it will destroy his family.
Harrogate is a two-hander about the intensity of parental love and its capacity to consume, how we perform versions of ourselves depending on the company we keep, and how we project onto others versions of the people we want to see, rather than accepting who stands in front of us.
Harroage is a darkly funny, tender and uncomfortable play. It “defies interpretation” and “has a kind word to say about everyone, yet spares no one”. (The Telegraph)
"You never know quite where you are with Al Smith’s Harrogate while never doubting that you are in the hands of a clever and gifted dramatist. Unfolding as a triptych of two-handers, it manages to be tricky, elusive, queasily comic and utterly gutting." (The Independent)
★★★★★, TCS: https://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/review-harrogate/
★★★★ 1/2, Varsity: https://www.varsity.co.uk/theatre/17192
★★★★ 1/2, The Tab:https://thetab.com/uk/cambridge/2019/02/27/review-harrogate-121484