Robin French

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Bear Hug

Director Ramin Gray Starring
  • Jonathan Coy
  • Helen Schlesinger
    The Royal Court Theatre

    Paranoid, anxious and alienated - and that's just how the parents feel. What about their son Michael? He's not well and it's going to take more than love and understanding to make him better.

    Bear Hug is Robin French's first play and won the Royal Court's Young Writers' Festival in 2004.

    Bear Hug

    I’ve rarely seen an audience laugh so hard Robert Shore
    Time Out
    Full Review

    What makes the play so refreshing, however, is not just its savage humour but its suggestion that youthful alienation, even at its most extreme, is often greeted with dogged parental hope Michael Billington
    The Guardian
    Full Review

    This is a short sharp shock of a play, written with merciless precision, and lingering in the memory like a bad dream Charles Spencer
    The Telegraph
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