Interesting evening at the Rep as Neil Simon's dramatic triptych gets the boys and girls of Dunstable off to a mixed but, ultimately, heady start. Richard Combes and Clare Tozer-Rhoot gave solid and watchable performances in the first two plays, but in true theatre tradition the best was saved til last. In room 719 of the Plaza Hotel, New York, both Angela Goss and Joe Butcher turned on the consummate comic style as fretful parents of a reluctant bride. I get no prizes for saying they had the lion's share of Mr Simon's comic writing but this classy pair wrung every last inch out of it. It takes a while but visit this Plaza Suite and you will come out laughing.
Dunstable Rep Little Theatre.
runs to Saturday 8th October - full review to follow