STELLA has just started her first job.
It’s in an office where no one can remember her name, not surprising given how self-centred her colleagues are.
The play shines a light on the petty politics that go on in offices.
Stella (Sam Neale) has an awkward start – obnoxious call-centre manager David (Paul Woodson) forgot he hired her and the rest of the staff don’t notice her.
It’s probably because they’re too busy talking over each other – one of the play’s stylistic choices, but one that grated on me.
Melanie Hill as mother-hen Madge stood out and, in my opinion, was the only truly believable character.
Stella was too much of a wet blanket, and of the other characters, troubled husband and wife Clive and Louise seemed unnecessary.
Laura Norton did a fine job as Chelle, a young mum who would rather go out and get drunk than look after her child.
But one scene – where she and Stella were getting ready for a night out – was just creepy.
For me, the play had some highs, but too many lows.