It’s impossible not to salute the fierce sincerity of the play’s need to get to grips with the evil of war; or the skill and passion of the staging, driven throughout by a breathtaking central performance from Catherine Walsh as a woman held to ransom by her own need to care and yet unable to protect those she loves.
The Scotsman * * * *
“Zinnie Harris’s new play for the Traverse is the powerful story of a woman living in a landscape devastated by death, and the damage that war inflicts on children, whether it be in Rwanda, Spain, Northern Ireland or Yugoslavia.”
The Scotsman – Fringe First winners announcement
Thrillingly audacious . . . A powerful and compelling indictment of neglect.
The Herald * * * *
The Wheel celebrates the fifth birthday of the flourishing National Theatre of Scotland in some style.
Vicky Featherstone directs a sharply focused production on a striking two-tier set redolent of generic desolation. Walsh is remarkable as the reluctant heroine who flags but never quits.
London Evening Standard