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Hundreds and Thousands, Soho Theatre

Hundreds and Thousands, Soho Theatre

New drama by Lou Ramsden makes up in power what it lacks in subtlety

Sharp drama: Sukie Smith and Nadine Lewington in ‘Hundreds and Thousands’Graham Michael

One of the many strengths of new writing for the stage is that it’s not afraid to go into the darkest and most upsetting places of the human psyche. Whether at the Royal Court or at the Bush or Soho theatres, young playwrights have dived in to explore the grimmest reaches of our imaginations. Hundreds and Thousands, which opened last night, is Lou Ramsden’s powerful and compelling account of one family’s descent into a nightmare.

One of the many strengths of new writing for the stage is that it’s not afraid to go into the darkest and most upsetting places of the human psyche. Whether at the Royal Court or at the Bush or Soho theatres, young playwrights have dived in to explore the grimmest reaches of our imaginations. Hundreds and Thousands, which opened last night, is Lou Ramsden’s powerful and compelling account of one family’s descent into a nightmare.

Ramsden explores this macabre family set-up with a fine sensibility that mixes Gothic horror with ethical concerns

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