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Straight Talk by Dan Anthony


Chapter, Cardiff Tues 17 Nov 2009, 8pm – £3 on the door

The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Wed 18 Nov  2009, 7:30pm – £3

The Riverfront, Newport Thur 19 Nov 2009, 7:45pm – £4


Inspector Williams – Jams Thomas

Mysterious Informant – John Norton


Simon West


Straight Talk

My first visit to the redesigned Chapter Arts centre, with its new airport-lounge style café-bar area, was to see the latest “On The Edge” production – a reading of Straight Talk, Dan Anthony’s clever, verbose (one might even say Stoppardian) comedy about a by-the-book copper and a mysterious, philosophical informant, and their meetings in a park. Pacily directed by Simon West, it was lifted still more by Jams Thomas’ comic timing; John Norton was also impressive as the informant, although his American accent was a tad distracting.