Theatre Reviews

I’ve recently had the opportunity to attend the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne, England, and write some short (200 words) reviews of the productions there. A number of people have asked to read them, and so I’m going to be adding them to this page on my blog. Not much to do with photography, but here they are anyway.

Double Death, 29th July 2014. 19.45 hrs.
Runs at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, England until the 23rd of August 2014
Then tours to various locations.

It was a dark and stormy night at the Devonshire Park Theatre last night where Nigel William’s murder-mystery play “Double Murder” was given a new opening.
This production has a familiar and traditional feel, with lots of mystery, twists, turns, a few laughs and the occasional expletive thrown in along the way. The inevitable murder happens quite late on. It’s expected that we are kept in the dark as to the murderer’s identity, but here we are also trying to work out who, if anyone, was murdered.
This is not, nor does it pretend to be, cutting edge drama, but it will keep you guessing right up to the end as the comfortably traditional Police Inspector Fergus untangles the web of intrigue created by Ashley and Max, identical twins with a real sibling rivalry problem, Lalla, a slightly batty and overly forgiving aunt (played by the rather impressive Judy Buxton, a former RSC actress) and the coolly efficient nurse Malahide. Inevitably, not everyone is quite what we thought, and with dramatic thunder and lighting crashing all around, occasional power cuts, pistol shots and treacherous driving conditions, the drama lifts us right up to the very top of the cliff edge…


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