Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hilarious Play Makes Revival; Young Reviewer JOSH MCLEAN Catches Relatively Speaking, Which Is at the Theatre Royal Newcastle until Saturday

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hilarious Play Makes Revival; Young Reviewer JOSH MCLEAN Catches Relatively Speaking, Which Is at the Theatre Royal Newcastle until Saturday

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Byline: JOSH MCLEAN

ALAN Ayckbourn's 1967 play makes an applauded revival at Newcastle's Theatre Royal.

It stars Felicity Kendal and Jonathon Coy, Kara Tointon and Max Bennett.

The small cast lead the audience through laughter and sadness with ease.

The play features the classic 'situation comedy' of misled information and wrong interpretations, with the result being laugh-out-loud hilarious.

However, at times it can be rather frustrating for the audience as they wait eagerly with anticipation for the revelation to come and get it only in the last five minutes, but then again this is what makes the comedy.

Kendal is brilliant as Sheila, her innocence and lack of control often proves to be the play's strongest and funniest parts.

Together with Bennett, the pair have a great work relationship that make the production quite remarkable.

The emotional connection between the two young lovers, Greg (Bennett) and Ginny (Tointon) is sincere. …

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