DAVID UPTON writes...Since this play is very much a work in progress, perhaps this review should be regarded in much the same way?
The Polly Lister drama was given its initial airing before a theatre audience as part of the Dukes’ Kick Start initiative. It’s all designed to give the writer some feedback on their efforts to date before developing, hopefully, a full production.
With script in hand, some set dressing, and just enough props to create character, situation and atmosphere, Polly acted out the first 45 minutes of a semi-autobiographical story about a marriage break-up. It’s an instantly engaging narrative and one which the audience of around 40 warmly welcomed before taking part in the ensuing discussion into character and plot development, or even the type of ending they might envisage.
The next Kick Start event, on April 16, is a modern-day take on Brief Encounter set at Carnforth Station.