Theatre Review: A Look Inside The Corrupting City

Harry Rosehill
By Harry Rosehill Last edited 19 months ago
Theatre Review: A Look Inside The Corrupting City

The Treatment is brightly lit in neon, but the satire presents the dark side of the modern metropolis. It's the story of a young woman with a story to tell, but everywhere she turns something is trying to corrupt her. The play is especially poignant today as cities become more overcrowded and claustrophobic; the characters are rarely alone as extras constantly walk through the background of scenes. The set is minimal but perfect, grey slabs provide the monotonous city look. All the performances are excellent but special praise goes to Indira Varma providing a lot of the show's laughs, making sure this city never becomes too dark to bear. The Treatment, The Almeida, Almeida St, Islington, N1 1TA, £10-£39.50, until 10 June ★★★★☆ [Monday-Saturday] Harry Rosehill

Last Updated 05 May 2017