ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Secret Window, Secret Garden (The Lincoln Company)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

When Mort Rainer receives an unwelcome houseguest demanding to know why he stole his story, his world begins to disintegrate around him. An adaptation of Stephen King’s novella, this eerie drama considers the interplay between fact and fiction. After an unexpected set of twists and turns that force us to question everything we have just seen and heard, the play suddenly roars to a nail-biting close. Although at times the acting is a bit lacklustre, and the deviousness of ‘villain’ John Shooter is perhaps overplayed, the protagonist holds it all together with a truly commendable performance. A thought-provoking piece with an intriguing plot, certainly, but it fails to fully satisfy.

C soco, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 12.15pm (1.05pm), £6.50 – £9.50, fpp295.
tw rating 3/5