Two

Date 20th September 2013
Society Westovian Theatre Society
Venue Pier Pavillion
Type of Production Play
Director Jim Barton

Report

Author: Gwyneth Hunter

This two hander, set in a Northern pub, was undoubtedly a test of the acting skills of Corinne Kilvington and David Foster, as the quarrelsome husband and wife running the pub.

These two actors portrayed fourteen characters between them, from elderly to, in one place, a child.  The range of emotions needed went through every gambit from comedy to tragedy. The whole play was coloured by the performances, as the set and props were minimal, with most things being mimed. The only help the actors received to create the characters came from the addition of simple pieces of clothing e.g. hat, scarf, coat, etc. This talented pair gave us some very funny interludes as well as poignant, heartfelt moments. All the characters were believable and typical of the variety of people you would find in a well-established pub. However no one was quite ready for the ending, which was highly charged and emotional.

Well done Corinne, David and the team for a memorable evening’s entertainment.