Alan Ayckbourn can be relied upon to write a good script, usually about relationships and people’s foibles, and this is no exception. Directed by Les Zetlein, this is another well produced St Jude’s production, received with much enthusiasm as we are all grateful to be back in the theatre.
Located in an upmarket London apartment, the set designed by Don Oakley, suits the action well, including a glass sliding door on to a balcony. However, unlike the rest of the set, the exterior we see across the river, is unconvincing.
Shelley Hampton is completely convincing as Lynette the main figure in the story. Her daughter Sorrell is played by Gabi Douglas, reacting well with Pru Cassar playing Kelly her friend.
Anthony Vawser as Leo disrupts the girls’ plans, not being what they expected, talking too much and proving to be a problem. When the police arrive in the form of Lindsay Dunn, as an experienced no-nonsense copper and Caroline Kaye as Grace a police officer fond of quoting scripture at every chance, things take a turn for the worse!
Troy, played by Simon Lancione, arrives with a possible solution, or is it?
A pleasant evening’s entertainment and a welcome return for the Players.