Wrens


Tiny Teapot Theatre
Sweet Grassmarket

Set at the end of World War Two this touching play concentrates on the lives of a group of Wrens whose worlds would very shortly be changing once more. As the script so wryly observes, "The big war's ending but the little wars keep on going."

From different backgrounds the women had been thrown together to live in barracks, all with varying attitudes, experiences and hopes for the future. This young company do well to handle the emotional subject matter without making it melodramatic; the pace is appropriate and humour created in all the right places. The claustrophobic atmosphere of the living quarters adds to the obvious tensions throughout the piece and the characters are well drawn. As the storyline develops it becomes clear that the consequences of little wars are just as important and life changing as the big ones.

Reviewer: Amy Yorston