3.75 out of 5
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An inimitably warm and stylish play that deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations.
Tommy's not a bad man, he's getting by.
Renting a run-down room in his uncle Maurice's house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm's length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc.
Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who's not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how.
Their past won't let go easily.
But together there's a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives.
<i>The Night Alive</i> premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London in June 2013, directed by Conor McPherson.
The Night Alive