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Spanish Lies

Date

12th October 2019

Society

Phoenix Theatre.com

Venue

Grand Pavilion - Porthcawl

Type of Production

Play

Director

Paul A Morgan

Report

Author: Allan Mears

Spanish Lies is a cleverly constructed comedy about a married couple, Lorna and Dougie, returning to their honeymoon hotel in Majorca to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. She wants to rekindle her romance with hotel owner Miguel and he hopes to inject some spark into their dull marriage.

Rob Davis as Boy Miguel gave a strong performance with good comic timing when needed. He was very likeable and had the appropriate charm, wit and sex appeal. A well worked on and rounded performance.

Ruth Young as Girl Lorna gave all to the role and created a sympathetic character which grew as the show progressed.

Sharon James as Woman Lorna gave a bold performance throughout the play creating some lovely pieces of theatre. Good stage presence and strong character.

Joe Walters as Dougie showed lots of different emotions, he made a good job of portraying the uninspiring husband in both time-zones, and his ability to switch between them mid-conversation.

Andy Morgan as Man Miguel extracted the most out of his role and kept the character throughout the play. Good Performance.

Jackie Vaughan as Woman Regietta was suitably starchy and comical, Strong yet vulnerable and well cast.

Lora Jones as Girl Regietta gave a good performance with just the right amount of innocence required, a nice young actress with lots of potential.

The cast worked very hard, producing some very creditable performances creating some very nice pieces of theatre. Good team work, good delivery of dialogue, clear diction.

A good box set which, aided by good lighting, conjured up the terrace and bar of a small Spanish hotel extremely well.

Congratulations.