The Review: The draw here is undoubtedly Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan, an absolute joy to watch as a sparring pair who meet years after an affair. Mulligan is a teacher living in a poky flat; Nighy is a wealthy man chauffeur-driven everywhere. Yet, for all their differences, there is enough common ground to believe in their relationship and perhaps mourn its break-up.
A whole range of issues are touched upon and, throughout, both actors’ dialogue, body language and facial expressions are so natural you forget it’s fiction. Strong support comes from Matthew Beard, who gives a touchingly warm and jittery performance.
The Verdict: Acting of the highest quality in a play that is relevant and moving.