BROWN HEADS TO THE COURT WITH ADLER AND GIBB
Last week saw the opening of Tim Crouch’s latest play, the curious and innovative Adler and Gibb, at the Royal Court. Crouch is known for portraying his frustration at theatre’s limitations in comparison to the visual arts on stage, and Adler and Gibb did not disappoint audiences in its ambitious tackling of the concept of “reality” in art. The brilliant Amelda Brown stars as Margaret Gibb, a conceptual artist whose house is broken into by an obsessive actress (played by Denise Gough), intent on depicting Gibb’s late lover Janet Adler in a new film about the pair. Both theatrically and intellectually stimulating, Adler and Gibb is another great example of the Royal Court’s brilliance in producing new writing.
“… there are blazingly good performances from Gough and Brown.” Andrzej Lukowski, TIME OUT, ****
“This fascinating piece is delivered – Crouch sharing the directing credits with his long-time collaborators Karl James and Andy Smith – with typical theatricality” Aleks Sierz, THE STAGE, ****