Review: Funny About Love at Sheringham Little Theatre

Luke Francis as Darren Tucker in Funny About Love, which will be performed at the Sheringham Little Theatre. Luke Francis as Darren Tucker in Funny About Love, which will be performed at the Sheringham Little Theatre.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
1:12 PM

This year’s Summer Rep at Sherimgham’s little theatre began with an enchantingly comical performance of Terence Frisby’s Funny About Love.

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It is the tale of a wife whose husband runs off with his pregnant secretary and leaves her alone in the marital home.

The wife Rose, played by Mary Lincoln, hatches up a mad-cap revenge plan with the secretary’s jilted husband Darren, played by young Wirral actor Luke Frances.

With a cast of four, each character develops through the play, and with the laughs coming hard and often it is easy to be swept along with their story.

This production of Funny About Love launched last night and was directed by the British playwright and novelist himself, under whose watchful eye the actors made convincing performances.

Actress Maeve Smyth made a dazzling professional debut, after graduating from the East 15 Acting School this year, as secretary Larissa Tucker.

And husband Piers Buxton, played by James Hirst who performed last year in Sheringham at the MO, had comic timing honed to a fine art.

The four actors complemented each other and the play was hilariously funny, with many laughs from the audience.

Funny About Love will be shown until Thursday.

■ Kiss of Death - A menacing mystery involving a serial killer called The Surgeon, done in a contemporary manner which live screening on stage. August 1-7.

■ Caught in the Net - A Ray Cooney farce that is a sequel to Run For Your Wife, with bigamist John Smith still trying to keep his two wives secret from each other 18 years on. August 9-21.

■ Neville’s Island - Sometimes dark comedy based on a corporate team building weekend for four businessmen who find themselves marooned on an island in the Lake District. August 23-30.

■ The Mystery of Irma Vep - A spoof “penny dreadful” Gothic comedy drama with vampires, mummies and werewolves - all played by two actors. September 2-6

For bookings and information contact the box office on 01263 822347 or visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

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