TOUCH OF DANGER
by FRANCIS DURBRIDGE
18 - 22 March
What the critics say:
"The Willington Players
can draw on a strong team. With Francis Durbridge's 'A Touch
of Danger' they fielded a first 11. The play was slightly
old fashioned but the group brought it up to date with an
excellent set. The opening scene was well handled by Trudi
Duff (playing the secretary Liz Ferber) and Catherine Kenny
doing what she does so well, as the neurotic, edgy wife.
David Bicker's entry as Max,
the writer already reported dead was well handled and his
scene with stage wife Harriet was very well done.
Joe Bailey (as the mysterious
Vincent Crane) and Mandy Allibone (as the equally mysterious
agent Laura Mitchell) both were wonderfully sinister and they
died, violently, most convincingly.
Mandy is a versatile member
and this character and her slight American accent displayed
her versatility beautifully.
Another strong member is David
Sheridan, who was an even more mysterious agent - Graham Digby.
David was so laid back, so relaxed and in control, anyone
would have felt safe in his hands.
David Armour-Chelu as the
shify-eyed, womanising terrorist, exposed in the last act,
was suitably an outsider.
Kirstin Tozer who was memorable
in 'The Darling Buds of May' also made her small part very
convincing and Stephanie Dawson (as Rose) was the perfect
The only criticism is on the
first night it could have been a little faster, with more
variation in volume and speed of different scenes.
But it was an entertaining,
enjoyable evening and the group, including the team backstage,
John Munson Show Time, The Downs Mail