Tonto Evans

Date 8th March 2022
Society Newport Playgoers Society
Venue Dolman Theatre, Newport
Type of Production Play

Report

Author: Dianne Hayes

The past 2years has proved to be a great challenge to live entertainment and it has been a long time since the Dolman Theatre auditorium, has been filled with the sound of uninhibited laughter. The audience were totally enjoying the antics of characters, that they recognised within local society and our Welsh culture, as portrayed in this Frank Vickery play.

The very experienced cast brought each of their individual characters to life, making each performance both significant and memorable. The audience very quickly related to the individual idiosyncrasies of the characters.

Steve Bissex Williams as Tonto Evans brought the cantankerous character of Tonto to life and maintained his attitude to his long-suffering wife, outstandingly played by Lorner Pearson, who stepped into the role 3 weeks before opening night, due to a severe injury to a member of the cast. Lorna made reading from script look very professional and did not falter in her performance.

Raw humour and raucous laughter. Well done to everyone, it really was what the audience needed.