Though I’m not one to usually seek out and attend a comedy – I did find myself earlier last week contemplating, than last Wednesday (14 March) actually recommending and purchasing a ticket to attend this particular production. Why the change of heart? Well, it started with Grannie’s high praise for it (for she’d seen at the National Theatre) and then I’d discovered the Queen had been to see it, so I guess it was only a matter of time.
I shan’t fill you in on the plot, as that would just spoil things, though I could talk all day about the cast…or I could say it in three words – They were fabulous!
All of them and I may as well admit it, I did come away with a soft spot for Alan, though I feel that was inevitable, as you may discover.
Briefly, it’s set in the early 1960s in Brighton and from the 1st Act you come to rapidly appreciate the jokes aren’t hard to find. Then by interval, you have shrieked with joy more often than not, watched a certain scene with disbelief and found yourself desperate to find out what happens next.
Well, the second half in no way lets you down. For the comedy gauge hits scorching and Mr Owain Arthur (as Francis) continues in his epic performance.
Thank you to the cast, Mr Richard Bean, Nina for saying ‘Yes. Let’s do it!’ and the Director – I had a super theatre experience.
Comedy is definitely back on the menu!