All Because of Molly
Written by Paul Ferguson
The Lowry, 1 September 2011
Sure a play that will move you and make you laugh, telling as it does the story of a friendship forged in childhood.
Jaime (Alison Flevill) and Casey (Laura Lindsay) meet at nursery school and their alliance is destined to endure, though it is to be tested most severely. If the final few scenes leave you unmoved, you must surely have a heart of stone.
There are excellent performances from all and the other two actresses involved in the production, Christabel Brown and Tamira Hamam, do some terrific comic turns. However, the comedy often obscures rather than serves the issues that the play seeks to raise. Sometimes it is as though there is a cleaner, more concentrated play within this one, at its core so to speak, and that’s the one you’d like to see. The comedy is a noise that sometimes drowns out the signal.
This qualm aside, there’s no doubting that All Because of Molly is a terrific play. It is touring currently and some tour dates are here.