Tag: Rebecca Crankshaw

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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Exeunt Review: Affection

Exeunt Review: Affection

Originally published on Exeunt


The actors don’t have character names. They aren’t needed; blank faces in a crowd. To begin with, they even blend into the background. They are no one until they step forward to tell their story. But Jodi Gray’s script is more than the names of those affected, it is those with affection; for each other; for themselves. Ben Buratta directs an artistic piece that breaks down what it is truly like to live as a gay, lesbian or transgender person with HIV. Keep Reading