Ayckbourn's plays are slippery beasts - because they so
often seem to "hold the mirror up to nature" and remind
us of our own weaknesses, acquaintances and experiences,
there is an assumption that they are easy to direct and
perform...Au contraire! - they are complex and highly demanding
pieces, requiring careful performances and timing.
production of "Absent Friends" therefore, recognised this
and gave us an entertaining and compelling evening in the
theatre, banishing the deep Winter "blues" for a while at
least, as we watched this, one of Ayckbourn's most edgy
early plays. Thank you to the cast of six and to the superb
backstage team who supported them.
sold at a very healthy and encouraging 90%.
we have the return of much praised production of "Musical
of Musicals, The Musical" directed by Steve Smith. This
show has been thoroughly enjoyed by a variety of audiences
in a variety of venues since it was shown last year at the
Talisman initially. If you have missed it up to now, make
sure you don't miss out any longer - get to see it! If you've
already seen it, you know how great it is - get to see it
We also have
the Youth production and a Studio Saturday night show in
March, followed by Gill Bowser's production of "My Cousin
Rachel". Fuller details of shows etc in the next (very busy)
few weeks appear elsewhere on this website. Come see!
All the very