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A very good version of this well-
The set was very well thought-
I thought the cast were all excellent, and got the optimum humour out of the play.
Stephen J. Davies, he of the expressive face and eyebrows – once again treated us
to an expert portrayal of the archetypal Club Chairman, getting the comic touches
he does so well, whilst maintaining a believable character – but he was equally
matched by Joy Hester as his long-
Ruth Salsbury gave us a butch, but caring Maggie, some lovely nuances in her characterisation, which was bold and brash, but endearing at the same time, encompassing the care she took of her smaller husband Kevin, played by Kevyn Connett – he was masterful and mastered – again a wonderful pairing, that was alive and lively. I loved the cuddles.
Malcolm Emms gave us the distinctly unlovely Bob, who appeared to have numerous
ladies at his beck and call, including his ex-
Roger Hester as Dennis the supposed dodgy dealer, who appeared to be happy to spend money on himself with a new BMW but not on his wife. A good portrayal of a husband trying to be masterful but not really succeeding.
The rather posh Alex was played very nicely by Chris Mullins, he fulfilled the requirements
of the part, i.e. posh young solicitor, with a big ego. Sascha-
So, another enjoyable evening provided by BTC and their very talented actors and scenery designers/builders, the flow of movement was good, and the pace and contrasts within the play excellent, a good first outing for Pat Daniels in her debut directorial role for BTC. Well done to all concerned.
Berkhamsted Theatre Company
“OUTSIDE EDGE” 21st April 2012
The Court Theatre, Pendley
Director: Pat Daniels