Review: The Birds, The Bees and Therapy, Sheringham Little Theatre
- Credit: Archant
The Birds, The Bees and Therapy
Sheringham Little Theatre
It's hard for a physician to heal himself, as the old saying goes. Nowhere have I seen this wise saw better illustrated than in Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society's new production.
Their farcical comedy is a day in the life of a marriage counsellor called Steve (Martin Rodwell). Although his regular surgery in the local community centre has earned him much respect, his own romantic life leaves much to be desired. If only he could follow his own good advice.
As the lights go up, Steve is still shackled to the handcuffs of last night's antics. He was out on the town, trying to forget his hopeless obsession for a married woman. Along the way, he picked up a stalker called Sam (Andrea Wilson) who swears that he proposed. To complicate matters, his father (Richard Delahaye) has been thrown out and turns up to stay – perhaps indefinitely.
The show takes place on a split stage where the action flits seamlessly from Steve's dysfunctional home-life to a meeting he is running for people with relationship difficulties.
Things get quite bonkers, but everything somehow manages to end well.
- 1 'Squatter' couple become legal owners of land as saga continues
- 2 Weather warning issued as wintry showers expected to cause icy conditions
- 3 Teenager admits stabbing three people in Norwich city centre
- 4 Case of Omicron Covid variant confirmed in north Norfolk
- 5 Man stopped 504 people from getting jabs after gluing vaccine centre locks
- 6 More than 80 Norfolk parishes protest against wind farm plans
- 7 'Oh God almighty, this woman!' - Zoom council meeting descends into chaos
- 8 MP 'not concerned' about single Omicron case in north Norfolk
- 9 Tributes paid to much-loved family man who died in A143 crash
- 10 Road closed for 'emergency' repairs to Victorian footbridge
The cast of twelve do director Jackie Overton proud. Great fun. The show runs until Saturday.