Love Letters to the Public Transport System

Transport receives a tender and charming tribute from Molly Taylor

theatre review (adelaide) | Read in About 1 minute
Published 17 Feb 2018
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Molly Taylor presents a charismatic and sentimental story about trying to show gratitude to those who make our journeys possible. Interweaving narratives illustrate the impact public transport has had on Taylor's life and those around her. In her quest to thank the drivers who made a love affair possible, Love Letters to the Public Transport System shows that tenderness isn't something to regret, even when it doesn't work out.

What starts as an optimistic expression of appreciation turns into a deeper exploration of vulnerability. This play examines how we close ourselves off emotionally and the value of opening up with a determined lack of regret. Taylor is unflinchingly honest about her emotional subjects, and her obsessive interest in the public transport system is disarming. Love Letters... laments a world where it is easy to register a complaint, but there is no way to thank a train driver without apparently becoming one first.

It can be hard to keep track of the criss-crossing narratives, but Taylor's charming style gives the story plenty of momentum. The show demonstrates how to stay soft through the brutality of heartbreak – and how to haul your ex's hi-fi in revenge.