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REVIEW: Relatively Speaking, Maddermarket Theatre

The Norwich Players put on a great performance on Friday (February 16),  giving the Maddermarket audience plenty of laughs.

Relatively Speaking, which runs until Saturday (24th)  is one of Alan Ayckbourn’s earliest successes, but this production has been updated from the original 1960s to the early 1980s by director Jo Edye.

The action centres on the lives of two couples, both of whom share a dark secret that they don’t realise is connected.

The four actors, Teresa Baron who plays Ginny, Rohan Gotobed who plays Greg, Russell J Turner who plays Philip and Jo Davis who plays Shiela, interact with great skill and superb comedy timing.

The twists and turns in the play tie the characters in hilarious knots, which has the audience laughing as they work their way out of the muddles they get into.

A surprising and inspired interlude was the first scene change, which had a strong 1980s feel with the hit songs from the era, and four women in 1980s dress, who managed the scene change in true and comical style. Fabulous.

A great night and a great performance by the Norwich Players.

The play runs until Saturday. For tickets, call the box office on 01603 620917 or see www.maddermarket.co.uk.

 

Kevin and Sandra Stone

You can bank on Open for a laugh

A brand new comedy club, The Comedy Bank, will be opening it’s doors at the OPEN Youth Trust, the former regional head quarters of Barclays Bank on Bank Plain in Norwich on Thursday, April 14.

The show will include four comedians – skilled improviser Phil Nicho, award-winning Joe Bor, Ninia Benjamin, who is one of the UK’s hottest female comedians, and MC Susan Murray, a seasoned performer who has just starred in ITVs The Job Lot.

Advance tickets are £10 from eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comedy-bank-at-open)  (It’s £12 on the door) Minimum age is 18 and the show starts at 8pm.

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Susan Murray

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