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Theatre

Like Alan Bennett but less funny: 'night, Mother at Hampstead Theatre reviewed

6 November 2021

9:00 AM

6 November 2021

9:00 AM

’night, Mother

Hampstead Theatre, until 4 December

PRIME_TIME

The Pit, Barbican, until 6 November

’night, Mother is a two-hander that opens like a comedy sketch. ‘I’m going to kill myself, Mama,’ says Jessie. She’s cleaning a pistol and loading it with bullets. ‘I’ll shoot myself in a couple of hours.’ The pair live together in a lonely farmhouse, and Jessie wants to make sure her mother will be able to cope after her death.

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