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Belt Up’s Twenty Minutes To Nine (Belt Up Theatre in association with Jethro Compton Ltd)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

We enter a lavishly furnished boudoir in which sits an elderly lady; she asks us to make ourselves comfortable and we oblige by settling into the assorted sofas and cushions scattered around the room. This initially objectionable woman who makes fun of her audience and cackles at anything inappropriate, soon regales us with her story. Via a series of tangents which touch on madness, old age and memory, we begin to piece together her sad tale. Lucy Farrett’s performance is mesmerising – when her character tells us at the end of the play that she’s tired and would like us to leave, we obey silently and only realise once we’ve left that we’ve forgotten to applaud this beautifully crafted and touching tale.

C soco, 3 – 29 Aug, 5.45pm (6.45pm), £8.50 – £12.50, fpp241.
tw rating 4/5