All over London public houses become private flats. Tomorrow The Anchor closes for good. It’s the end of an era, but Kenny and the gang are going out with a bang. There’s a blow-up sheep, karaoke and a lot of Campari. There’s secrets and grudges and forgotten dreams. As the front doors are locked and the bar is drunk dry, there’s a lot more to lose than just a pub.
The cast work hard and dance energetically to breathe life into the story but we never start to care about any of them
The real strength in this production is in its subtle details
A quiet unshowy piece of work but the relationships have understated depth
Jordan’s capacity for meticulously colouring each character enables the relationships between them to be nuanced, compassionate, and touching
Passionate performances, but lacks dramatic drive
We Anchor In Hope is a play which understands exactly what every good pub should be- alive with history and welcoming to weary travellers