The Squirrel Plays by Mia McCullough "is a vital production for those in search of feminist theatre ."
"The Squirrel Plays could so easily have been a heavy-handed approach to abortion, made ridiculous by the unusual metaphor of squirrel infestations. Those looking for a preaching, angry play, however, will have to look elsewhere at the Fringe. The Squirrel Plays carries off its concept with subtlety and aplomb...
What is normally an unavoidably hard hitting, sober subject is elevated in The Squirrel Plays by a refusal to allow the theme to supress other shades of emotion – tenderness, humour, even boredom, all find their place in the play." Maya Little, Cherwell
"The double meaning has been carefully crafted so that the ridiculousness of the entire situation is made darkly comic throughout. There is a delightfully scathing parody of the American constitution itself, cheekily sheathed in a neighbourhood vote. There are also painfully sad moments. Amy Reitsma captures Sarah’s heartbreak at hearing the squirrel’s heartbeat through the walls of her house with quietly devastating poignancy." CJ Bulford, Theatre Weekly
"Many productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year discuss female freedom of choice, but few do so as creatively as The Squirrel Plays...
The Squirrel Plays is a vital production for those in search of feminist theatre at the festival. Part of the Main have created a sharp and polished performance that captures a wide spectrum of opinions on abortion without lecturing the audience. It’s complex yet comprehensible." Carla van der Sluijs, BroadwayBaby
"In exploring the role of men in issues of female reproductive rights McCullough raises yet another issue so pertinent in the current political climate. The Squirrel Plays is a sensitive and timely analysis of the issues surrounding female reproductive health and bodily autonomy." Grace Lavender, The Skinny
"McCullough’s writing has managed to take an extremely polarising, taboo subject and inject strong comedy into its core. The metaphor of squirrels allows enough distance for the audience to find the plays light-hearted and entertaining while still maintaining the knowledge of the subject’s sensitivity." Matthew Cleverly
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