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Following their acclaimed shows On Ego, On Religion, On Emotion and On Love the On Theatre now tackle empathy, in an exploration of the expanse and limits of our capacity to understand one another.
Bea is lively, naughty and full of life. When she asks something of her mother that no parent would want to be asked, and of her only friend ‘Not Gay Ray’, they are both forced to challenge the boundaries of their own compassion.
"A cunningly constructed play. For a show about death and the limits of compassion, Bea is Surprisingly joyous. At times it is killingly funny..." - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
"A subtle, complex, challenging piece of theatre... It works. The pace and structure are deftly controlled and layered... " - Richard Dennis, The Financial Times
“Direct and frank… unlike any other play I’ve seen this year, and beautifully played” - Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com
“A piece of inventive, touching, and often disconcertingly amusing theatre” - Daily Telegraph