Rare Philip King play tries to turn a farcical situation into a serious drama – and it doesn’t quite work.
If, as she says, Corrie and EastEnders veteran Michelle Collins wants to shed her ‘soap actress’ image, she needs to find bolder challenges than Stewart Permutt’s comic but empty two-hander A Dark Night in Dalston.
Ex-EastEnder Michelle Collins stars in haunting, if slightly flawed, account of belief and loneliness.
I knew about Charlie Chaplin. I’d seen clips of him when I was a kid and of course he was the biggest star in his time. I’ve done some research on him, now, there’s not much footage on Youtube unfortunately. Being on this show now and learning more about him has meant I’m a massive fan, now.
I was very nervous about playing someone so tough and isolated, so in her head and not her heart. I was nervous of the accent (American), the last moment of nudity, of shaving my hair off, of being on stage for the whole 100 minutes…it was probably the most challenging role of my life, but I loved every minute.
Oh Jesus, not another ‘gay play’ — except that this time, Jesus himself features quite a bit. Next Fall pitches an interesting slant on the gay ‘dramedy’ where a young guy from Florida is challenged to justify his strong religious faith by a relationship with an older, cynical atheist. And then — cue off-stage car-crash […]
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