The Edge of Our Bodies , Gate, London

Published 7 years and 10 months ago on The Stage UK

Gate, London: The Gate Theatre begins its 35th anniversary Who Does She Think She Is? season with the UK premiere of Adam Rapp's almost-monologue. Shannon Tarbert plays Bernadette, an eloquent 16-year-old prep school girl straight from the pages of a Donna Tartt novel. Christopher Haydon's production opens with her perched on a stool in her school uniform reading aloud from her journal. These diary entries are increasingly enmeshed with moments from Jean Genet's The Maids, the school play for which she has recently auditioned.

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