A very clever play, centered around a meal for a Mother’s birthday with her husband and their two adult sons, respective wife and girlfriend. Later in the play there are scenes in the same restaurant from one of the son’s developing relationship before the birthday meal and in contrast the other son’s disintegrating marriage after the birthday meal. Lots of drama, tension, suspense and fantastic storytelling from Alan Ackyborne; I also really enjoyed his play Relatively Speaking.
As ever the studio; set out for this play as a round, provided an intimate venue. I was practically on the stage. There was clever use of lights over three tables to highlight the table where current scene was being played.
An amateur company but, very professional performance of a fabulous play.