The four characters, Lee, Pat, Tracy and Bob, come together after Lee, played by Anita Canala, leaves her husband Bob (Andrew Clark) after feeling unappreciated and ignored in their marriage. Lee flees her stable middle class suburban life and lands in a rundown Manhattan apartment with young, larger than life aspiring actress Pat, and Tracy a male (!) psychology student played by Luke Budgen.
The entire cast do a great job of delivering one liners poking fun at themselves and each other, and give us a good sense of where they are at in life and where they want to be. Pat, played by Lana Adamuszek, delights the audience with her rotating wardrobe and persona to match. Her energy on stage is infectious. Luke Budgen looked comfortable in his role as a sensible and thoughtful young man, and reminds us that simplicity and the honest truth are usually best.
Anita Canala and Andrew Clark have fun with their characters and give us some food for thought as their relationship is laid bare.
The set and lighting were effective, and the brief moments of music were great, even rousing a sing-along from some of the audience at one point!
You are immediately made to feel welcome by the front of house volunteers, who offer you a complimentary sherry before the start of the show. There is a real community feel which is fantastic. Book with a group and take advantage of the cabaret style seating in front, or you can opt for the tiered theatre seating at the back. Make an evening of it, have some laughs and enjoy the show!
Season: Until 16 March 2013
Duration: 2 hour plus 20 minute interval