Director Colin Orbaum was fully aware of the challenges ahead when he chose this play. He felt sure he could present a strong cast and this he did. In a nutshell this production was well cast, rehearsed and well delivered.
The pace was good and the constant movement around the stage kept the audience attentive and intrigued.Claire Racklyeft presented a strong presence as an ambitios young lady frustrated by her out of work fiancee Dan. Michael Lawrence as Dan was an affable drunk. Andrew Donovan played the lonely estate agent Stewart with endearing sensitivity. Kathryn Attwood was sweetly convincing as his sister, desperately looking for love.The most complex character of all was Charotte. Charlotte’s actions affected, directly or indirectly, with purpose or without, the lives of all those around her. Classic Ayckbourne who believes that ‘ we are all walk on parts in other people’s lives’
Well done Guildburys.
Tinx Newton – Surrey Advertiser
The Electric Theatre, Guildford.
November 24 – 27
Production photographs © Guildburys Peter Chapman
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