23rd March 2013
Lion Theatre, Horncastle
Type of Production
Author: Chris Hinkins
A man is found wandering the streets of Leicester in the early hours claiming he has lost his memory. As he has identity about his person this should be a simple case for Inspector Monroe. However, confusion is rife as Robert's identity, his wife and his mistress are called into question in the many twists and turns of this very funny David Tristram play. The Director did an admirable job keeping up the pace throughout and she was well served by her cast of four who coped very well with the script which, intenTionally, goes round and round. Nathen Day played the hapless Robert with great confidence and Shirley Moffat's Julia was both enigmatic and ruthless. Adele Simpson gave an energetic performance as Samantha and Gwyn Williams clearly enjoyed being Inspector Monroe which he did with many nice touches. The interplay between these four contrasting types was a pleasure to watch. The simple setting of two separate acting areas was used to great effect with an efficient lighting design. Costume was well used to define the characters and the sound effects were believable. A thoroughly entertaining evening.
I am greatly indebted to Chris Hinkins for covering for me when adverse weather conditions meant I had to miss this production. Anne Key-Huckerby