Mira’s husband, Jonah, died seven months ago, but that doesn’t mean that either of them are ready to let him go.
For most of her life Jonah has been Mira’s reason to get out of bed in the morning. So when he does his final disappearing act, Mira can’t quite believe her eyes. She knows she should be moving on. And yet, Mira finds herself caring less and less about the world outside.
The Trick is a magic show about the parts of life we don’t talk about – the realities of getting older and coming to terms with loss. Ghosts, goldfish, mediums, and sleight-of-hand collide in this unpredictable exploration of ageing and grief by Eve Leigh (Stone Face, Silent Planet). This world premiere will be directed by award-winning Roy Alexander Weise (The Mountaintop, Nine Night).
Study of grief becomes a mystifying muddle
Short and punchy, The Trick is a play with many points to make. It doesn't always land them, but it makes a brave attempt
Eve Leigh’s new play – about grief and old age – is overbearing in its manipulative attempts to make us feel sad
Perceptive and poignant, but halting exploration of ageing, grief and bereavement
A great cast is the only redeeming feature of this real misfire for the Bush
There’s something appealing about them that shines through The Trick, even their light is sometimes crowded out by a pile-up of stage devices