A Song at Twilight
A Song at Twilight - August 2015
This bittersweet comedy is the story of a cosmopolitan author caught in his declining years between two women, one being his wife of convenience for twenty years, the other, one of his former lovers.
The production of old love letters to his lover looks to compromise his impeccable reputation and worse still another set of letters appear with greater consequences.
The director was Sophie Towers, assisted by Andrew Kane and Lisa Gladstone. The stage manager was Virginia Mayes-Wright.
Review - Northumberland Gazette
Coward's play demands a lot from the small cast of some of Alnwick's thespians.
The lengthy dialogue and sometimes unnerving themes would test even the most experienced actor but the whole ensemble works so well because they are so physically aware of the dialogue and movements of each speech.
Paul Tutleman, a fairly new member of the club, played the frustrated and egotistical Hugo very well.
Considering he is much younger than the prescribed role, he managed to capture the traits of the "flustering oaf" extremely well.
A new face Holly Barnett is also worth of a mention. From the moment she stepped on stage, it was clear that she could command and demand attention, not just on stage but through the fourth wall and into the audience.
A final mention must go to Carol Lawrence who gave a very powerful performance of the doting wife and gave a blistering of a monologue during the second half.
But congratulations is due all round.