Half an Hour

J. M. Barrie wrote this play and true to the title, it has a running time of half an hour.
Diana Donnelly was great as the wife who plans to run away with her lover, only to have her daring plan overthrown when he is run over by a bus! What can she do but go home again and hope she can get safely inside before her husband finds out she has gone.
Peter Krantz, Gord Rand and Michael Ball round out the rest of the cast, managing to make their characters real, even in such a short time.
Fun and suspenseful all at once.


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 Half an Hour

  1. Keith says:

    I think this was excellent – like a good short story. The writer, director and cast developed real people and a real situation with more depth than many two-hour-plus shows.Unlike the Globe's critic, I had no problem with Michael Ball's Withers. I thought the character provided useful continuity and did not get in the way of the action at all.In addition to the people Cathy referred to, I think Peter Millard's Dr. Brodie deserves a mention – he got to communicate a great deal with only a few lines.

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