Plot: A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explores in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets.
You come from a dysfunctional family? If you think your family’s dysfunctional, hold onto that thought and wait till you’ve gone and seen this play, because your family might just be normal after all. I am sure theatre afficionados have been waiting for the West End transfer of this latest Broadway hit having won numerous Tony awards including the Pulitzer for Best Play and rightly so because it didnt disappoint at all levels. It may have been a slow start but that’s working out and developing the characters and their relationships and I didnt even notice how long the play took – it clocked about 3 hours and 20 minutes including interval but I didnt care. I have never been so embarrassed, shocked, left in stitches and feeling sympathy all at the same time, this awesome play elicited all these rollercoaster of emotions that I never thought I had.
August: Osage County: 4/5
August: Osage County is playing at the Lyttelton, National Theatre until 21 January 2009