If you want to get involved and be apart of the 'Lines' Team, we'd love to hear more about you! We also encourage all of our audience members to leave a comment about our performance. You can read the reviews below.
'Lines' Audience Reviews
"This play is a beautifully crafted, generally well-written, an accurate depiction of a very sensitive and topical subject, complemented and held together by a stellar ensemble of talented performers, as well as promising direction from an upcoming practitioner.
I would like to give my personal and professional congratulations to all those involved in creating this marvellous piece - on and off the stage - which I recommend taking to other festivals and possibly schools worldwide. Although “Lines” was indeed a collaborative production, I will have to single out the actresses who executed the characters of Aurora and her sister to perfection, and the scene-stealing antagonist Johnny, who, although infrequently present, leaves almost the greatest impact of any part.
This is one of the year’s best plays at the Fringe, was a pleasure to witness and I wish good luck to the cast and the crew for future plays and films"
"A powerful performance on a poignant topic in a post-Weinstein age. “Lines” expresses personal domains, how they intersect, are crossed and the consequences to all involved when consent is not given with capacity. The characters were well developed, transitions edgy and the use of language and accents helped emphasis perspectives - highly recommended!"
"Fantastic piece! Strong storyline and writing. The relationships between all characters were so believable and the acting was outstanding. Very relevant concept that is spoken about in our news today. It needs to be addressed and the company presented this issue with such a powerful piece. My favourite show of the Fringe so far"
"Excellent. Stripped back to reveal a cleverly manoeuvred chronology through the storyline. We are never in any doubt when and where we are. Exceptionally powerful. The commendable acting never wavers through what must be an emotionally exhausting performance. I sincerely hope you get to take this further"
"A perceptive, thought provoking play, written by a young and talented writer. Well-constructed and executed by a small group of diverse, talented actors in an ultimate atmosphere. The protagonist's pain was palpable and her violator was equally convincing as the young buck who finds himself in an awful situation; as a result of one night of bad decision making by all parties involved. Makes you want to ask questions about society today and instil in all teenagers that all predatory behaviour is unacceptable and that over indulgence in drink or drugs to the point of oblivion can have life-changing consequences."
"An incredibly powerful performance that makes personal the anguish and experiences of those experiencing sexual assault. I was brought to tears by the end.
The part of the therapist was exceptionally played, in particular.
I’d give this 5 stars out of 5"
"Fantastic! Some of the best acting I’ve seen this year at the fringe. Very very good"
"Absolutely fantastic show from start to finish. The acting, writing and directing were all amazing. A must see for anyone visiting the fringe this year"
"Lines was the most impactful and moving theatrical experience I’ve had, made even more poignant by the knowledge that it is based upon actual events and experiences.
The writing was incredibly articulate and conveyed an incredible depth of visceral emotion and honesty through the lead character, Aurora - played brilliantly by the leading actress - to interrogate her tragic experience and make us explore how this topic shows up (or often doesn’t) in society.
Every parent, every son, every daughter, every sister, every brother, every victim and every villain...EVERYONE, should see this play. It will open your eyes, it will force you to be more mindful of your own actions and of those close to you. It will provide you insight into a young girl’s experience; the pressures, the self-doubt, the guilt and the sheer dispossession of self worth.
Quite apart from the vitally important content and meaning of this play, the execution and stage craft was simple but so effective. The cast conveyed the story beautifully and accomplished the challenging task of doing justice to the story. I’ve already mentioned the strength of performance of the lead but from the sisterly affection depicted, to the callousness of the ‘friend’ to the gentleness of the therapist (to name a few) the whole cast contributed to just how powerfully this play moved me. I am still welling up remembering it"
"Just watched the play for the second night in a row. An amazing story line performed by such a talented bunch of actors. I urge everyone to go see this! It explores such an important topic and is something that everyone needs to see. I hope this play tours at schools!"
"What a great way to end my visit to the fringe this year! The play explores what consent really means and the devastating impact rape can have on a young person; but also the fact that ‘surviving’ really is possible.
I take my hat off to the lead actress who carried the play so beautifully. Yet the rest of the cast were superb; I had goosebumps in the scene where the sister comforts Aurora.
It was very empowering that the play was driven by a strong female cast"
"Just watched the show this evening. Was moved to tears. Heart-wrenchingly good. What an important topic which many don’t understand. The lead actress was stunning. The girl who played the sister was incredible.
I was genuinely scared of the rapist; I commend the 2 male actors for making their characters 3 dimensional with little time to do so.
I thoroughly recommend this play, especially to teenagers and young adults"
"Fabulous acting and a very powerful play which should be shown in every high school to make people think. Make sure you watch it"
"We have just watched the first performance......it was excellent. A powerful production which held our attention from beginning to end. Highly recommended!"