Doctor Tim Dunn
Tavern Theatre (13th July-24th July)
It's Tuesday 20th July, and a packed out Alma Tavern Theatre
are all here to see BLAVATSKY'S TOWER, first performed
at the Lion and Unicorn (presented by Flying Machine)
on 2nd April 1998.
For those who didn't see it, you missed an excellent show,
which is Dark, funny, manic and at times sad. You can
find yourself laughing out loud at the more comic moments,
DEE SADLER in particular is perfectly comfortable with
the lighter moments (she really should be in a sitcom
or sketch show, such a waste of talent not to be on TV).
And the next you'll have a lump in your throat.
For fans of Dee's from her Doctor Who appearance, the
play is reminiscent of the 7th Doctor story, PARADISE
TOWERS, being setin
a Tower block, with some fairly odd residents.
They convey the claustrophobic atmosphere of an apartment
perfectly. The story involves a family who don't leave
their dwelling, except for Dee's character, Audrey. A
blind, sick Father, who has visions of Angels, and insets
- the Brother and Sister of the piece, Roland and Ingrid,
having nothing to do all day, end up comforting each other.
Their World is turned upside down one day when Audrey
invites a Doctor into the flat that she met coming out
of another apartment.
cast get called back THREE times at the end for encores,
to much rapturous applause from a very satisfied audience.
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