Performed in Bromley Little Theatre’s bar area, Colder Than Here, by Posh author Laura Wade, deals with tough subject matter. Myra is dying of cancer, and hopes to organise her own funeral by painting her own flat-pack coffin and selecting a woodland burial place. In the meantime, her family are trying to come to terms with things in their own way: husband Alec throws himself into dealing with the broken boiler, while Myra’s two daughters bicker among themselves.
This is a powerful, moving play that avoids sentimentality and is filled with truth. It is admirably performed by the four-person cast, including the excellent Deborah Hedges as Myra. In addition, it’s surprisingly funny, about death and everything related. I’m so glad I caught this play.