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Two and Two Make Sex

Southwold Summer Theatre

Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 8 August 2012

The time for a good barmy sex shenanigans romp has arrived at the Southwold Summer Theatre season.

This piece by Richard Harris and Leslie Darbon takes on the hilarious if predictable confusions and comic madnesses of the farce genre and mixes them with liberal doses of homespun psychology – ‘psychiatrists have their problems too.’

It’s all a form of commentary on our oldest institution – ‘marriage is like a bath, the longer you lie in it, the colder it gets!’

Michael Shaw plays the flustered middle-aged man suffering loss of libido, Rosanna Miles his would-be lover looking for a father-replacement figure and Ann Wenn his wife who decides that two can play silly games.

Iain Ridley is the clever-dick pseudo psychiatrist who bites off more than he can chew. Sarah Ogley makes the friendly agony-aunt role fully credible and Richard Blain plays the long-lost real father with splendid 1970s’ style.

Richard Frost directs and makes much of the two settings on stage, keeping up a rattling pace and drawing out the very funny lines to offer a lively, irresistible night to entertain all ages.

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