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ROCKDALE THEATRE GUILD : SUFFICIENT CARBOHYDRATE

A British businessman, Jack Barker and his American counterpart, Eddie Vosper take a holiday on a Greek island with their wives and Eddie and Lucy’s teenage son, Clayton.Barker and Volsper work for the same multinational food processing company and the holiday is supposed to bring them closer however the two men are very competitive 

Barker has grudgingly allowed his family business to be taken over by an Americsn owned multinational company, Greenace. Vosper is his senior colleague. The playwright Dennis Potter uses the scenario to express his long-standing aversion to the inroads which American commercial culture makes on other cultures, England’s in particular.

This was a tense, poignant drama well directed by Roderick Chambers. George Gleeson did well playing the reserved Brit Jack Barker with Haki Pepo Olu Crisden playing the highly emotional American Eddie Vosper.  

Maria Micaleff was very cantankerous and flirty as Jack’s wife, Elizabeth Barker. Vivien Wood played Eddie’s wife, Lucy Vosper. In a fine performance Liam Dowley played  Eddie and Lucy’s teenage son Clayton, who has a crush on Elizabeth.  

For the world of the play, the set design team, led by David Pointon, have come up with an outdoor terrace of a Greek island villa replete with sea view.

This is a poignant and well played drama. Dennis Potter’s SUFFICIENT CARBOHYDRATE is paying the Guild Theatre, Rockdale, Walz Street, Rockdale until Sunday 30 November, 2019.

George Gleeson as Jack and Marias Micaleff as Elizabeth in Dennis Potter’s ‘Sufficient Carbohydrate’ at the Guild Theatre, Rockdale.

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I HATE HAMLET : A FUN NIGHT OF THEATREANTICS @ THE GUILD

Are you on the lookout for some witty comedy, a good bit of escapism?! The Guild Theatre’s current production should fit the bill.

This is a a very witty and clever play by American writer Paul Rudnick.  The main character is sensitive young soapy star, Andrew Rally, who is going through a lot of stuff and the play’s central question is whether he is going to be able to keep it together.

The play starts with Rally having moved from the suburbs to an apartment in the Big Apple. He has made the move because the television network pulled the plug on the soapy series in which he starred as a charismatic Doctor and has had to find new work.

He auditions and wins the role of Hamlet in a production taking place in Central Park. His agent tells him that, many aeons ago, the great Shakespearean actor John Barrymore lived in the very same apartment. Can you tell where this is going?! Continue reading I HATE HAMLET : A FUN NIGHT OF THEATREANTICS @ THE GUILD