The Life of Stuff
As Artistic Director Paul Robinson directed Theatre503’s first Second Look production, a revival of Simon Donald’s The Life of Stuff. A comic fly-on-the-wall snapshot of eight lives careering out of control. Small-time crook and aspirant pharmaceutical entrepreneur Willie Dobie's best-laid plans unravel when human nature takes its predictably unpredictable course.
Simon Donald’s play premiered at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh before transferring the Donmar Warehouse in 1993.
Two and half hours whip by with nary a backwards glance. Don’t miss it.Miriam Zendle
What's On Stage
a vivid, kaleidoscopic staging by Paul Robinson, the drama is as jagged and glittering as shattered glassSam Marlowe
The Arts Desk
Paul Robinson delivers a top-quality, ten-to-the-dozen fringe revivalMatt Trueman
a raw and visceral energy magnified by a superb cast whose performances sparkle with conviction.Sally Stott
Paul Robinson’s production... has set the bar high for the rest of the ‘Second Look’ season.Adam Penny
British Theatre Guide