THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME – My Play of the Month – May

by admin on May 23, 2019

The opening night audience for St Luke’s Players latest production packed the hall on a very warm evening last night.  The cast warmed them up even further with this lively Neil Simon-style comedy as it gathered pace and swept the house along with it. Absurdist situations and some well-staged knockabout farce was interlaced with enough mother/daughter and father/son confrontation scenes to keep everyone fully caught up in the action.

This cleverly written comedy never flags and gives everyone in the well-chosen cast plenty of opportunities to show off their acting skills and they clearly enjoyed the challenge. I imagine their comic timing will be well-honed by the end of the two week run, so don’t miss it.

Nice to see St Luke’s Players departing from the standard fare of Agatha Christie mysteries and Sherlock Holmes thrillers, to tackle a more adventurous contemporary play. They are well-served by a thoughtfully designed and executed set and spot-on directing.

Looking forward to more shows like this in the coming season, as they celebrate their 70th year of productions for a noticeably younger and supportive Victoria play-going audience.

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