Joanna Tope – A Respectable Woman 4 **** The Times

16th August 2013
Joanna Tope – A Respectable Woman 4 **** The Times

Libby Purves
Published at 12:01AM, August 16 2013

Words cannot express how much I enjoyed Douglas Maxwell’s 45-minute play. Though that is partly because most of the words are unsuitable for The Times (and I would not blind you with asterisks). It is a two-hander between a smart, upper-middle-class educated Englishwoman in her sixties, Annabelle, and a bright rough-spoken Scottish teenager, Jim Dick, who works in her family business…