Superior Donuts

Southwark Playhouse


By Tracey Letts

Directed by Ned Bennett

Design by Fly Davis

Costume Design Jessica Knight

Lighting Marec Joyce

Sound Giles Thomas

Composition Theo Vidgen

**** Financial Times, Telegraph, Independent

Fly Davis’s dead-beat designs, with their smeary display cabinets and health-hazard kitchen, make it clear why Arthur’s only customers are a bag lady (Amanda Boyle) whom he feeds for free, and a couple of cops (Sarah Ball and Alexander James Simon) who arrive to investigate a break-in. – Jane Shilling Telegraph

Beautifully judged UK premiere – Paul Taylor Independent


Fly Davis’ deliberately dilapidated design is falling away at the edges, its grubby walls at once sturdily worn and precariously fragile. It’s the sort of place that radiates the permanence of having been around forever and yet might disappear tomorrow, stamped out by the unstoppable advance of Starbucks. – Catherine love Exeunt

The growing rapport between Arthur and Franco is appealingly handled in Ned Bennett’s agile production, and Fly Davis’s detailed design creates an atmosphere of ramshackle idiosyncrasy – Henry Hitchings Evening Standard

The actors genuinely seem to inhabit their roles, and every inch of Fly Davis’s flyblown Chicagoan store – Michael Billington Guardian


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