by isley lynn.
oct 20th – nov 6th at THE PLAYGROUND THEATRE, London.

Livestream performance 28th October.
Captioned performances 30th October.

directed by jessica edwards.

‘If there’s one choice you make, it should be to catch this performance before the end of its run’ ★★★★ Reviews Hub

‘gripping… engaging and thoughtful’ ★★★★ LondonTheatre1

‘quick and funny… electric’ ★★★ The Guardian

‘tears down the audience’s assumptions’ ★★★ The Stage

‘tantalising… fast and frenetic… intriguing… a bravura performance’ ★★★ Plays To See

‘complex and clever play… I can’t single out one performance’ LouReviews

albatross. soars high… Jessica Edwards’s playfully precise direction and her impressive cast. A confident ensemble of six tackle the play’s moving parts—physical and otherwise—with great finesse.’ The Arts Desk

“It’s not just the choice.
It’s never just the choice.
Choice is a fairytale.”

Tattoos are forever. Almost. And at Noodle Soup Tattoo there are strict rules:
No names unless they’re dead. Nothing on the face.
Nothing you might get sued for later.

When Jodie, a rough sleeper, asks for a free tattoo from apprentice Kit, her request is well within the guidelines.
But Kit is still unsure, because they know only too well that getting inked isn’t the only decision that stays with you for the rest of your life.

Albatross is a small but sweeping story about the past refusing to stay in the past.