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Alarmingly absorbing; REVIEWS: Iron CRESCENT THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM.

Byline: JOHN SLIM

IT IS not to be confused with entertainment, but Rona Munro has written a play that gnaws at the vitals. Thom Sellwood's claustrophobic studio production it is alarmingly absorbing.

It is set in a women's prison and centres on a woman who has been there for 15 years for killing her husband - and begins receiving visits for the first time from her daughter, who is now 25.

Anna Downes is the prisoner, clearly on the edge of total breakdown.

Iron runs in repertoire with Kiss of the Spider Woman until Saturday. VERDICT: JOHN SLIM
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Date:Jul 8, 2009
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