THE HOES: ★★★★ FROM THE I

Posted on 15 November 2018.

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THE HOES: ★★★★ FROM THE I

The Hoes: Hampstead, theatre London

FIONA MOUNTFORD

'This lewd, loud and lively three-hander from debut playwright Ifeyinwa Frederick, shows a group of sexually ebullient young women luxuriating in their physical selves.'

'Longstanding friends Alex (Aretha Ayeh), Bim (Marième Diouf) and J (Nicola Maisie Taylor) are on a blow-out girls’ holiday to Ibiza, all vodka in the coffee mugs for breakfast and much rummaging in suitcases for a new slinky outfit each night.' 

'The delightful dialogue zings and sparkles: “I like spreading joy.” “You mean, your legs.”' 

'Yet beneath the effervescent surface of these 25-year-old girls who just wanna have fun lurk buried issues, not least that bottle of tablets Bim is stashing away and refusing to take. Will a happily-ever-after await them at the end of all this partying? And is that what they even want?'

'...director Lakesha Arie-Angelo never allows the energy levels to flag, offering a production of joyously bursting physicality'

To read the full review visit The I online here.

The Hoes runs Downstairs until 1 December.

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