Reviews of The Wheel

Rebecca Benson in The Wheel (photo by Robbie Jack)

Rebecca Benson in The Wheel (photo by Robbie Jack)

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 * * * *

Financial Times * * * *

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

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