Green Your Grey: Bristol Old Vic Studio
Thursday 3rd September 2009
is a Crackerjack review of My Green Your Grey -
Bristol Old Vic. Do you agree? Rate and review this event.
rating: 7 / 10.
My Green Your Grey and Muscle, which can be seen in this
venue next week, are the two plays chosen from 140 scripts
received by Script in Hand, a new partnership between
Bristol Old Vic and Theatre West set up to encourage new
theatre writing from authors in the south west.
of author Sarah Cuddon's work has been for Radio and this
showed in her script for My Green Your Grey. This thought
provoking play delves deeply into peoples need to move
on from tragedy and find a new reason to take their lives
forward. It sets your mind rather than your visual senses
scampering around making your imagination work overtime.
Sadler was particularly impressive as Eva, struggling
to come back into the world of reality after the death
of her lover Jack while Tim Prior showed excellent judgment
in his portrayal of this phantom figure.
deeply intensive performances came from Malcolm Hamilton
and Eva Ruszoova as the romantic Balkan refugee and his
far more practical sister.
Alison Comly made intelligent use of Ann Stiddard's nicely
Rowe came up with a good curtain raiser - a 10 minute
short play called Dying Breed - and was well served by
Rachael Fagan and Adrian Grove. Their bullying police
interrogator and rare bird's egg collector provided a
lovely clash of philosophies of life.