21 October 2014
'I won't be out-bittered by a lemon' has to be my favourite line from the madness that was the play Ballyturk which I saw on my first visit to the National Theatre last month. Although it was over three weeks ago now, I'm still questioning what it all actually meant. I think what stood out for me was the desperate sadness of people becoming stuck in a rut, closed off from the outside world and losing all sense of who they really are. On the flip side, there were some funny moments with towers of biscuits and 80's tunes as well as the fantastic acting from the cast. I have to say, I was glad to get out of my own usual Monday evening routine and swap it for an enjoyable night at the theatre. Must do it again sometime.