Tryst by Karoline Leach is the final piece to be performed in the inaugural festival from the Chiswick Playhouse productions at the Tabard Theatre, returning from a sell-out run in 2017.
The script is beautifully crafted, moving at a pace that flits between thundering forward to reflect the fast passage of time and pulling back to uncover a multitude of truths.
Tryst: A private, romantic rendezvous between two lovers, conducted with no one else’s knowledge. Perhaps they wouldn’t approve, perhaps they would recognise the affair for what it is – a predatory act from a man to con a woman out of her worldly possessions.
Through both characters’ alternating monologues, the audience is given an insight into the harsh reality of George’s calculating, pathological agenda, juxtaposed against Adelaide’s innocence and optimism, which made me want to shout ‘No!’ in warning at the stage.
This gripping drama, starring West End musical star Natasha J Barnes in her fringe play debut, has plenty of twists and turns that keep the audience enthralled from beginning to end.
Musical star Natasha J Barnes, who famously took over to rave reviews from Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl in the West End, now makes her fringe play debut in two-hander thriller Tryst. Sneak a peek at first-look production photos here! Tryst runs until 5 November 2017 only at the 90-seat Tabard Theatre in Chiswick. Get booking!