Paul Johnson | 09 Nov 2012 15:53pm
THE premise behind Rick Abbott’s comedy is the fact that a company has been granted permission to put on one of the members’ plays.
Of course it isn’t quite finished but never mind, there are still three days before the dress rehearsal.
Performing in a play within a play can be tricky, and director Bob Rankin was successful in getting the cast to learn which of their two characters they were at any one point.
The play zipped along in the second act and stormed along in the third.
The final act, when we see the play actually performed to an audience, being absolutely hilarious.
The cast consisted of Veronica Ryder (an assured performance as stage manager), Jane Adams (a believable director), Angus Maule, Anne Paget, Alyssa Thompson, Steve Butterworth, Matt Gibbons (absolutely superb as a drunk), Danielle Warner, Jude Gibbons and Genette Churchill.
Instead of the usual rows of seats the audience were provided with tables and nibbles which made for a more intimate atmosphere.
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- : 20/09/2012