A quick look at Ayckbourn’s Role Play

Robyn and I are just back from Club 71’s Role Play. We had a thoroughly enjoyable night, and not just because we were sitting with the Blaxlands, the Birds, Dean, Cassie and several other theatre stalwarts. It was also because it was such a good production of the play.

Brian Wark has been able to coax great performances out of the cast. Rebecca Wall as Julie-Ann was comically neurotic, Katie Wright as the cockney dancer Paige gave the part some depth and Lee Mayne somehow managed to give himself an unexpected physical presence as the ex-boxer Mickey. Brian’s direction brought out the agony behind the funny moments, too.

Look, I great ensemble performance and a fun play. And it still has two weeks to run. Worth a look.

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