The Authorised Kate Bane

October 2012

Edinburgh, Traverse 2

Ella Hickson’s deeply personal new play, which toyed with ideas of memory as well as the guilt and pain associated with financial privilege and emotional childhood trauma, was Grid Iron’s first return to a conventional theatre for eight years.

It was also the first time the company had played Traverse 2 since the company’s debut production Clearance in 1996. Jenny Hulse led a strong cast on a stunning conceptual set by Becky Minto.

The dialogue fizzed and sparkled in an at times devastatingly comic war of words as all four characters set about destroying each other in order to maintain their own identity.