Two shows written by the same writer are minutes away from each other. There’s the one that is super gripping, superbly written and witty called Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (review here) and then there’s the other one that will have people flinching within the first few minutes and rolling their eyes after the first hour.
As many theatre lovers will know, the theatre is that special place where there are no rules. There are no expectations, guidelines or laws to govern how the storytelling should go. The stage is a blank space where great ideas are discussed, audiences learn something new and grapple with concepts and subjects they wouldn’t come across in their day-to-day; perhaps it would be too inappropriate for the workplace or even the family table. Edward Albee’s Goat is a fabulous example of that – the limitless possibilities of theatre, which may involve provoking and shocking audiences.