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See How They Run

Tea, vicars, chases, dropped trousers - the farce that is See How They Run

Tea, vicars, chases, dropped trousers – the farce that is See How They Run

See How They Run is a farce by Open Space Theatre company, performed at the Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft, April 2017.

Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 24 April 2017

To stage a classic, traditional, fast-paced, highly energetic romping farce well is a challenge for any theatre company.

Open Space proved themselves more than up to it when they brought ‘See How They Run’ to Lowestoft’s Seagull Theatre on their latest regional tour.

The company has created a richly varied back catalogue of productions from Chekhov and Ibsen to Alan Bennett and now this old Philip King favourite from wartime Britain, gently mocking and reminding us of changed times and long-gone social mores.

Director David Green has a knack for capturing the absurdities of mistaken identities, ludicrous vicars, alcohol, doors and entrances and frantic, mad-cap running about to perfection.

He leads a talented cast including the always delightfully pompous Peter Sowerbutts as the Bishop, the increasingly masterful Emma Martin as the vicar’s unsuitable wife and introducing a talented Frances Lamb as the not-so-dumb maid.

Some reviews of a few other Open Space productions:

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A Doll’s House

Habeas Corpus

Separate Tables

Woman in Mind

An Inspector Calls

From Russia 

Betrayal

Death of a Salesman 

 

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