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REVIEW
by
DAVID PORTER

Eastern Daily Press, 11 May 2015

The versatile Open Space Theatre company are touring Albee’s 1960s’ classic study of marriage, aspirations and personal pain levels in a production by David Green that is masterful, moving and memorable.

Yves Green and Peter Sowerbutts are the well-matched, long married couple who niggle and goad each other with alcohol-fuelled vitriol. They sustain the rollercoaster of emotion superbly, ultimately revealing how their fantasies and games have fed them and how their sometimes mutual loathing is another side of love and need.

Mick Davison and Emma Martin are the young married couple, their increasingly reluctant guests, who watch in horror as their hosts wield personal emotion scalpels before themselves being gradually drawn into the dance that wedlock, offspring issues and thwarted ambition have become.

It is a challenging play forcing the audience to face realities of relationships and this cast raise the emotion stakes outstandingly well. Not to be missed.

David Porter

Edward Albee's

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

by Edward Albee
May 8 - 23 2014

 

A naive young couple find themselves marooned in the vicious, humiliating and cynical battlefield of George and Martha's marriage. Albee's classic play was adapted for a memorable 1960s film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

The Open Space production featured Yves Green, Peter Sowerbutts, Emma Martin and Mike Davison. Director was David Green.

Friday, May 8 - The Bank arts centre, Eye, tel. 01379 873495
Saturday, May 9 - Fisher Theatre, Bungay, tel. 01986 897130
Wednesday, May 13 - St Edmunds Hall, Hoxne, tel. 01379 855101
Friday, May 15 - Wingfield Barns, tel. 01379 384505
Saturday, May 16 - Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft, 01502 589726
Tuesday, May 19 - Diss Corn Hall, tel. 01379 652241
Thursday, May 21 - Beccles Public Hall, tel. 01502 770060
Saturday, May 23 - The Cut arts centre, Halesworth, tel. 0845 673 2123

 

 

 

 

 

 

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www.openspacetheatre.org.uk