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their breath as she com­mands the scene.

Cherol’s tal­ent isn’t con­fined to this one play or sim­ply to act­ing how­ever. she not only ap­pears in the next play in the pro­gramme, but is also the writer of Re­tail Ther­apy, the sec­ond of the four plays in the pro­gramme.

Here, Cherol shows a quick wit which is well suited to Ca­role Hosie’s shop as­sis­tant and Cherol’s own role of the cus­tomer.

The quick di­a­logue is matched by some ex­cel­lent phys­i­cal act­ing, Ca­role’s search­ing for her phone is an ex­am­ple. The duo are well matched and do the hu­mour of the piece jus­tice.

Next up is Tram Track Tragedy, billed as a melo­drama.

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comes with plenty of com­edy, com­bined with some ex­cel­lent over the top act­ing. While the au­di­ence are hu­mor­ously prompted to boo and cheer by the chair­man, Charles Pit­tams, throughout the act, even with­out prompt­ing they would cer­tainly cheer! With a cast of six, word count doesn’t al­low for nam­ing and prais­ing each in­di­vid­ual, but suf­fice it to say this is a bril­liant piece of act­ing from all.

The fi­nal piece is the hi­lar­i­ous yet thought­ful Lunch Hour. Diane Fa­gan is per­fectly cast as the Man­ager­ess, while Ron Scott and Kristy Lo­gan give their char­ac­ters plenty of depth.

Ron’s phys­i­cal act­ing is great, the frus­tra­tion shows as he tries to con­vince Kristy’s char­ac­ter to stop ar­gu­ing about the lives he has made up for them.

This is a great se­lec­tion of plays and well worth see­ing.

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