Tavern Theatre (18th January - 29th January)
a fascinating work, played over two halves (both 45 min's,
with a 15 min interval). A VERY dark play about kidnap,
torture and rape, but with humorous lines throughout,
performed by three very competent actors who give their
all. Dee especially excels in her role of Rachel, a tough,
ruthless woman, who enjoys inflicting pain on her victims,
who she kidnaps from the streets of London, and imprisons
them. And when she's finished with them, she kills them
and buries them in the fields outside. In fact I would
say Dee gives her best performance so far, and considering
it's a role far removed from anything she's done before,it
just goes to show what a very good actress she is, totally
The small setting of the Alma Tavern theatre give the
scene a very real claustrophobic feel, you can really
feel Laura's pain and her feeling of helplessness. There
are some touching moments in the play, when Laura delivers
her monologues direct to audience, aimed at her Mother.
The nudity in it that was flagged up on the web site was
kept to a minimum, and wasn't flesh for flesh sake.
Touch has a realness about it, which brings home the true
horror of these crimes.This is in part due to the superb
cast, hard to believe that there's only three of them
the way, if like "The Rear of the year", there
was an award for "BEST PAIR OF LEGS OF THE YEAR",
then Dee would win this hands down. I've never seen a
shapelier pair of "pins", EVER!
you haven't already seen Touch, please do go and see it,
you won't be disappointed. It's on until 29th January
at the Alma Tavern Theatre.