Two and Two Make Sex
CHRISTOPHER SMITH The Assembly House, Norwich
The Assembly House, Norwich
Not really half so naughty as the title suggests, this com-edy of present-day life by Richard Harris and Leslie Darbon gets a lot of laughs out of this hard-boiled, soft-centred study of two men from different generations being wrong-footed by the women in their lives.
Perpetually worried as he goes from one improbable excuse to the next over- ingenious explanation, Noel Jones captures the tragic farce of the middle-aged professional who fancies one last fling. Myles Hague has youth, cheek and a bluffer's familiarity with psychology.
Tricia Mathieson and Amy Michaels are the female side of the equation, with Elizabeth Patient as the agony aunt who does her best to upset the balance.
The Great Hall Players' arena-style production works well with the portrayal of ordinary people doing their best to misbehave. Directors Malcolm Robinson and Zanna Foley Davis know how to bring out the mirror effect of two situations.
- 1 Broads Authority moves to prosecute pub over caravans - again
- 2 Part of A47 closed in both directions after crash
- 3 See inside this idyllic family home up for sale with NO nearby neighbours
- 4 EXCLUSIVE: The faces behind City's prospective US investment
- 5 Man claims supermarket fuel was contaminated as he reveals £200 repair bill
- 6 Former coastal restaurant up for auction
- 7 Thousands expected to attend huge four-day steam extravaganza
- 8 M&S to close 32 stores as part of move away from town centres
- 9 Motorcylist in 50s in hospital with serious injuries after tyre shop crash
- 10 Multiple fire crews tackle farm blaze overnight
At the end comes the inevitable final twist - or rather pair of twists - or perhaps even more. Nobody is quite certain what is going on except the audience who look on and giggle.