Who feels more caged in Bristol; the oldest gorilla in captivity, the old lady living with dementia, or the bookworm son she lives with? Coupled with sibling sex, class, sexual frustration, child abuse, family pride and above all the eccentricities of the family – this was a complex piece of theatre thematically… oh and it was a comedy too! And it was hilarious in places, the writer Peter Nichols is the overlooked master of acerbic, cutting and politically incorrect language. Unimaginable by modern liberal ears, but the language is hung on characters we all recognise in our own families. A competent cast and well worth a look.
Connaught Theatre, Worthing, 15 June 2012