Federer Versus Murray is about war. War between two tennis players on television, war between a husband and wife over the loss of their son – and the war in Afghanistan that took him. On a sparse set that never quite strays far enough into symbol to be truly effective, Flo and Jimmy engage in the painful unpackaging of the buried realities of their son’s death. The layers of morality and bickering work well, but the show feels too standard until a blistering ten-minute argument at its climax – cathartic for both characters and audience. Warning: contains thick Scottish accents.
Federer Versus Murray is playing at Assembly Hall until August 29th.
Tickets: £14 (£13)