ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Just Good Friends (Le Voyageur Debout)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

The door to the theatre opens and the audience enters. A character already is on stage, applying make-up to his face. Is he acting or preparing? Once the lights dim, he explains his transformation from man to clown. This is Felix. He introduces Filomena, his all-time good friend and counterpart. To his sorrow, just a good friend. The two actors give a delightful performance of charming scenes and quaint snippets from their moments together. No matter if they meet at the station, go fishing or dancing – their mimic and body language put the audience in the right place, sunshine or rain, as do their voices, imitating waves and ships and birds. A sweet routine with a delicately French flair.

Hill Street Theatre, 8 – 29 Aug, 4.00pm (5.00pm), £8.00 – £6.00, fpp273.
tw rating 4/5