Theatre review: As many misses as there are hits in The Necessary Stage's Civilised

Civilised scores about as many misses as it does hits, demonstrating the pitfalls of trying too hard to depict concepts more readily dissected in wordy theses than in short dramatic vignettes.
Civilised scores about as many misses as it does hits, demonstrating the pitfalls of trying too hard to depict concepts more readily dissected in wordy theses than in short dramatic vignettes.PHOTO: THE NECESSARY STAGE
Civilised scores about as many misses as it does hits, demonstrating the pitfalls of trying too hard to depict concepts more readily dissected in wordy theses than in short dramatic vignettes.
Civilised scores about as many misses as it does hits, demonstrating the pitfalls of trying too hard to depict concepts more readily dissected in wordy theses than in short dramatic vignettes.PHOTO: THE NECESSARY STAGE

The Necessary Stage

The Necessary Stage Black Box/May 15

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