Thursday, November 22, 2012

" Three Sisters And A Tempest..."

 Chester Theatre Club gave its audience an inaugural amateur performance last week....Blake Morrison's new play " We Are Three Sisters"....
It's an intriguing story, fusing Chekhov's Masterpiece " Three Sisters" with the lives of the Bronte family.
Director Jane Barth expertly transported us to windswept Yorkshire, where the scene was, of course, Haworth parsonage.And there were all the right ingredients.
There were gravestones beyond grey walls....a fatherly parson ( Tony Kemp).....a drunken brother Branwell ( Chris White)....a youthful curate ( Daniel Ellis).... and a fusty lovesick doctor ( Ian Dunn)

BUT amid the sadness, humour seeped into much of the play, particularly from Mary Pemble as Tabby the housekeeper....John Mackay as the Teacher......Veronica Herd as oduious Mrs Robinson, pursuing the infatuated Branwell.
AND Danielle Carrington as Anne, Laura Smith as Charlotte and Rose Eliott as Emily Bronte, all excelled as the yearning sistersin their prim Victorian frocks.......revealing their differences as clearly as their sisterly intimacy.
Mention must be made too of the set design ( Tony Kemp), Jane Barth) and particularly Jill Kemp's excellent art work.

A trip to Theatr Clwyd Cinema....New York Metropolitan Opera's Live Showing of " The Tempest" Absolutely fabulous. Not well up on opera...BUT this gave a definite desire for MORE?
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