Paul Johnson | 04 Apr 2013 22:00pm
Reviewed on Thursday 10 May 2012
Venue: Arc Theatre, Trowbridge
Type of Production: Play
Producer/Director: Sandie Brooks
If you’re a fan of cricket this play is a real gem. On the other hand if you don’t understand the first thing about the game it’s still very funny because it’s so wonderfully written. This play really encapsulates village life and it was beautifully brought to life by the Trowbridge Players on the night I visited.
The set was simple and effective and the limited space available in the Arc Theatre was well used. As with most comedies, the first half was used to ‘set up’ the story and the characters to allow the real comedy to flow throughout the second half when there were some outstanding comedy moments, not least of which was the ‘scoreboard sequence’ which had an appreciative audience rolling in the aisles.
I must congratulate director, Sandie Brooks, for really getting the very best out of this piece and for maximising the space available at the Arc Theatre. Clever use of the stage and the constant change in which part of the set was being used always made it interesting for the audience. This was a first rate production from a very talented cast and I thank Trowbridge Players sincerely for a splendid evening of merriment.
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