What a wonderful performance last night! The concentration of all the cast was spot on, there was no hesitation or hint of nerves and the whole thing was very professional indeed, much better than some of the other "semi-professional" groups I have seen around Oxford. The director and cast members did a great job and really captured the diversity and unpredictability of mental illness in a really creative and effective way. Brilliant job!
Staging open air theatre must pose many potential difficulties - sound, delivery of lines, lighting, set-up etc but it all went smoothly despite the low flying helicopter that evening (trying to sneak in without paying?!!).
Must admit I'm jealous though - the chap who played Bel-Imperia - what fantastic legs!!! Wow!! Not sure if it was scripted for that part to be played by a bloke or creative directing but it certainly worked.
A fine play, wonderfully entertaining and professionally performed by an extremely able and multi-talented group. Encore!
Rena (DI User), 05/06/09
The title certainly doesn't lie! It's set in Spain and as only one of the actors (the very regal Dave Coghill) escapes death, the title certainly prepares one for what ensues.
KLew (DI User), 03/06/09
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