Wife at the Kiln Theatre is a decade-hopping epic about marriage and sexual identity which joyfully celebrates the art of theatre.
Imaginative staging and superb acting give Man To Man at the Traverse a fascination that cannot prevent it from running out of steam slightly before the end.
The play centres around the complicated relationship between Lynch and Campbell, taking the viewer through a tumultuous period fraught with love, yearning, desire and infatuation. A powerful coming-of-age story encompasses two young people coming to terms with new & confusing emotions and the desire to escape a current mundane existence for change.
Why is comedy, in the words of the cliché, such a serious business? One reason is that what we laugh at says a lot about who we are as a nation; another is that the simple “joy of laughter” drowns out the anxieties of life’s little, and not so little, agonies.
Joining the cast from Monday 5 September are Siôn Lloyd as ‘Monsieur Firmin’; Mark Oxtoby as ‘Monsieur Andre’; Paul Ettore Tabone as ‘Piangi’ and Daisy Hulbert as ‘Meg’. Also continuing their roles are: Megan Llewellyn as ‘Carlotta’ and Jacinta Mulcahy as ‘Madame Giry’. Harriet Jones returns as alternate ‘Christine Daaé’.
Handbagged, touring to the King’s all week, is an inventive, very funny and surprisingly subtle piece of theatre.
Moira Buffini’s West End hit, originally at the Tricycle Theatre, deals with the famously fractious relationship between the Queen and Mrs Thatcher during the latter’s three terms as Prime Minister.
Both characters are played by two actors – Susie Blake and Kate Fahy as the older versions, with Emma Handy and Sanchia McCormack as their younger equivalents.