Death in Act Two
CHRISTOPHER SMITH St Edmund's Hall, Southwold
St Edmund's Hall, Southwold
Graham Richard's new comedy thriller is a holiday cocktail bubbling with laughs and more twists than a couple of slices of lemon.
Anyone can guess what happens in Act Two. But how the deed is done is a secret the first night audience and your reviewer were particularly asked not to reveal.
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It is no mystery, though, that the play fits Jill Freud like a glove, so to speak, as she acts her socks off.
As Honor, with a name which could be clue, she takes the part of an ageing actress making ends meet by running a holiday let in Mallorca.
- 1 Bar splashes out £500,000 on outdoor dining area
- 2 Top of the Pops dancer, Octopussy star and 'Lord' settles in Norfolk
- 3 Reduce your dementia risk with 7 lifestyle changes
- 4 'They thought I was crazy' - New owner's lockdown pub success
- 5 Former car showroom could make way for 146 student flats
- 6 'This is nature' - Sadness as cathedral peregrine chick dies
- 7 'Vulnerable' Norfolk man missing from home
- 8 BBC Springwatch films at Norfolk nature haven - with beavers
- 9 Man exposed himself to three teenage girls at Morrisons
- 10 Wanted Norwich man arrested in north Norfolk village
She is the sensible one in a nicely developed contrast with her stage-husband (Jeffrey Perry).
Not content with doing the chores, fixing the video and cleaning out the swimming pool, she cleverly brings an instant touch of romance when she recalls a dance routine which made her famous.
Michael Shaw is the accomplished joker in this three card trick.
A large man, he does more than dominate the scene. How?
Sorry, mum's the word!