Give me quiet and honest over emotional fireworks and displays of big feelings on stage any day. Quiet and honest and delicate is what you get in Tom Ratcliffe’s play, which I caught in Edinburgh last summer and liked very much. Focusing on lovers Sam and Noel, it's a play about grief, about moving on and dealing with guilt, and whether you have a right to throw away your lover’s favourite chair. And how you make a new story when the old one which you thought would last forever comes to an abrupt halt. It is small but genuine and very easy to like because it is neatly written and staged. I admit to crying.
'I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you.’ Sam and his fiancé Noel have been together for years. They have a house, a cat and their whole lives ahead of them. But when a sudden and permanent distance crashes into their relationship, it falls upon Sam to discover where their story goes from here. Harlow Playhouse present this new work by Tom Ratcliffe. Wreckage is a touching story about continuing bonds and love that only evolves, and never dies. Age Recommendation: 16+