Review: Hope and Joy – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

First published in The Times, Tuesday November 5 2019

Three Stars

Ellie Stewart’s play opens in a room in the maternity unit of a hospital where Hope (Kim Gerard) is giving birth alone. A brief exchange with the sunny-natured hospital cleaner, Joy (Beth Marshall), offers respite from contractions. The stage seems set for a tale of quirky friendship and heart-warming realism.

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