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    A word from the stalls

    Miriam Nemmaoui accosts a teary-eyed audience member emerging from the Burton Taylor Studio, after the final showing of STOP

    What were you expecting?

    A magic bus stop, intelligent lyrics and sob-inducing moments. I was told everyone would be in tears.

    Has it delivered?

    It went above and beyond my expectations. I was moved, inspired, and I cried solidly for the final half hour.

    Describe the production in 3 words

    Relevant. Important. Honest.

    Highlight of the production?

    The song ‘You Matter Today’—in a world where minorities of all kinds are constantly being wronged, this song could not have been more powerful.

    What would you change?

    At times the fractured narrative was a little confusing and could do with some clarifica- tion, but I would change nothing else!

    Fittest cast member?

    Annabel Mutale Reed

    Marks out of 10 ?


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