There is no getting away from the fact that Stephen Laughton’s play RUN is an intense 65 minutes of pure drama and I felt that Laughton had brought to the script some private experiences he wanted to share with an audience that were, as I looked around the Bunker space, totally engrossed. He has found in Tom Ross -Williams who plays Yonni a beautiful a talented young jewish actor who star is most certainly on the rise. He takes hold off the role and goes for it, He moves around the stage with the grace of a gazelle, his body language is extraordinary This is a story about jewish life, especially the Friday night meal dealing with an over bearing mother , sexual awakenings and and anti semitism where as a youth Yonni can only handle violence with violence. His competent delivery of a very poetic script is a true masterclass in the commitment to memory, This is wonderful story telling and by the use of short sharp bursts of sound and very haunting lighting we are taken on a journey as this jewish boy deals with the situations he finds himself in, Run as a play offers an awe inspiring look into the soul, Explosive and very imaginitive , The power of a well written and structured monolgue makes for good theatre and RUN is a perfect example of a play of this type , Stunning and very moving.
4 stars. Runs to the 1st April The Bunker Theatre 53a Southwark Street , SE1 1RU .bunkertheatre.com