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My Arms

By James Leach

Box of Tricks

The Lowry, 24 January 2013

My Arms by James Leach

Photo courtesy of the Library Theatre Company

Some two terrific performances grace this play, which is all about a relationship that has reached the end of the road.

The extensive use of timeshift is unusual  but effective, with each successive scene revealing just a little bit more of what it was that drew Helen (Susan Twist) and Colin (Josh Moran) apart.  It’s what could be called a peel-back technique, and is quite apt: the play takes an excoriating look at a marriage that’s gone wrong, and so does the audience.

My Arms is showing again at The Lowry on 26 January, details here.  The play is also showing at selected venues in the UK, details here.