Brief Encounters

Another three of the Coward Ten. Different cast, but still a set of virtuoso performances. Deborah Hay was so quiet and intense in Still Life- hard to believe she was Louise Charteris later that afternoon and Billie Dawn later in the weekend!
Still Life took tooo long to get anywhere.
We have all had those strange moments of attraction that fade suddenly – brilliantly captured in We were Dancing. And Hands Across the Sea describes a seniors moment writ large – who were those people? Of course we knew them, but who were they? Again , wonderful performances by Deborah Hay as Piggie and Corrine Koslo as Mrs Wadhurst. Patrick Galligan is still one of my favourites and seems well matched with Thom Marriott – they contrast so well.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Brief Encounters

  1. Keith says:

    Well, "Still Life" seemed to last for ever – were we back in Chekhov territory?However, it improved after that. "We Were Dancing" was funny and satisfyingly resolved."Hands Across the Sea" was very funny and edging into farce at times. The roles were parodies, but real at the same time. I enjoyed this one.Oh, the cast? Excellent, of course.

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