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AYT Review: The Open Couple

AYT Review: The Open Couple

Also published on A Younger Theatre


Here we have a squabbling couple, going through marital difficulties. The premise for Dario Fo’s The Open Couple may seem fairly typical for a play, but the solution in this case is somewhat different. Alan Ayckbourn, this is not. Matter of fact funny, Rebecca Crankshaw and Pete Picton are in a constant battle of melodrama – Crankshaw decides to kill herself by overdosing on Skittles (they resemble pills), shoot herself with a hairdryer (it resembles a gun) and jump to her death standing on a chair (it resembles a window). Picton is having several affairs, a midlife crisis without needing any blue pills to bolster his libido. The solution, an open marriage that ends up giving Crankshaw her confidence back and reducing Picton to the snivelling worm he is.

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Interview: Stomping Ground – The Training Ground for Emerging Directors

Interview: Stomping Ground – The Training Ground for Emerging Directors

See my news article for full details of Stomping Ground Festival


On 15 – 17 March, nine emerging directors will be given the opportunity to showcase their work at the Stomping Ground Festival, a programme organised by StoneCrabs Theatre Company. The Albany, Deptford will play host to classic works by Mamet and Fo, as well as contemporary productions by Atiha Sen Gupta and the 2017 Brighton Festival curator, Kate Tempest. Continue reading “Interview: Stomping Ground – The Training Ground for Emerging Directors”