Category Archives: Look Who’s Talking Now 2009

A Pair of Cardiff Shorts by Alan Osborne

Performances

Chapter, Cardiff Tues 9 June 2009 8pm – £3 on the door
The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Wed 10 June 2009 , 7:30pm – £3
The Riverfront, Newport Thur 11 June 2009, 7:45pm – £4

Cast

Jacky Chambers – Boyd Clack 

Carys – Clêr Stephens

Attlee – Nathan Sussex

Hiplet – Mali Tudno James

Bozza Lewis – Dean Rehman


Director

Russell Gomer

 

Review

The latest in the On The Edge season at Chapter featured a double bill of new plays – “A Pair of Cardiff Shorts” – by local legend Alan Osborne, one of the progenitors of the profane, poetic, surrealistic South Wales style. The first, “The Best Defensive Boxer In The Bay! Nay, The World” is about a pugilist whose aim is to become the world champion loser; the second, a less broadly humorous, more abstract piece, “Until, Box and Sometimes Sally”, has as its hero a blind man whose friends tell him stories to stir (or maybe constrain) his visual imagination. Despite the fact that these were script-in-hand readings, director Russell Gomer kept things moving admirably, and the cast (Nathan Sussex as the related central protagonists of both pieces, as well as Boyd Clack, Dean Rehman, Cler Stephens and Mali Tudno Jones) ably conveyed the pathos and humour in both pieces. More stimulation in a little under an hour than an entire season of Big Brother could provide.

Othniel Smith (blakeson.blogspot.co.uk)

 


 

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde as Told to Carl Jung by an Inmate of the Broadmoor Asylum by Mark Ryan

Performances

Chapter, Cardiff Tues 12 May 2009 8pm – £3 on the door
The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Wed 13 May 2009 , 7:30pm – £3
The Riverfront, Newport Thur 14 May 2009, 7:45pm – £4

Cast

Carl Jung  – Chris Morgan

Dr Jekyll  – Dean Rehman

Mr Hyde – Dean Rehman

Director

Simon West

 

 

Stairway to Heaven by Laurence Allan

Performances

Chapter, Cardiff Tues 14 April 2009, 8pm – £3 on the door

The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Wed 15 April 2009, 7:30pm – £3

The Riverfront, Newport Thur 16 April 2009, 7:45pm – £4

Parc and Dare, Treorchy Fri 17 April 2009, 7.30pm – £3


Cast

Lisa Zahra

Nathan Sussex

Russell Gomer

Gareth Potter

Fraser Smith


Director

David Britton