Luke, Cassandra and Mary are sitting. They sit weekly for their portraits and, in a series of revealing sessions, end up sharing their funny and moving tales of love, longing and loss.
Sitting is the debut play by BAFTA Award-winning actress Katherine Parkinson. Her many credits include The IT Crowd, Doc Martin, The Honourable Woman and Humans. Sitting marks director Sarah Bedi‘s first production at Arcola, following previous work at Shakespeare’s Globe, Westminster Abbey and the Young Vic.
Although the acting is patchy, Parkinson shows promise as a writer, and has a deep understanding of character and of comedy
Sitting is an excellent piece of fringe theatre which demonstrates Parkinson’s talents as a writer not only of comedy but also of genuinely heartfelt humanity
Katherine Parkinson's ear for the cadences of comedy is unsurprisingly sharp
The play has a lightness and an overtly positive tone to it, which makes it a pleasant play to sit through and soak in
Sarah Bedi has directed her trio with minimal fuss on a simply realised set by Susannah Henry
An underwhelming and generally weak piece of theatre