Well, MTC’s production of Di and Viv and Rose deals with what seems to be almost the full range of issues that three women can have – then nearly at the end, when you think it’s coming to an end, there’s a “but wait, there’s more” moment!
It seems that the play is structured to serve the issues up and “deal” with them. The Herald-Sun review referred to the “unsatisfying plot development”, which resonated with me. It’s as though the issues drive the play, that it’s just there as a vehicle to hang the issues on, rather than the other way around. Just the same, the Herald-Sun review liked the acting (agreed), and on this basis, the play was definitely worth seeing.
However, this comes with a plea to MTC -we struggled sometimes to hear parts of the dialogue. Yes, I know, we’re old and our hearing isn’t as acute as it may have been in our younger days, but it’s not too bad and is certainly still fine for day-to-day purposes. And, dear MTC, we’re rather typical of your audience!