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The Curse Of Elizabeth Faulkner (Anthony Coleridge)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

A very amusing play. Written by Tim Downie (‘Peep Show’ and ‘The King’s Speech’) and directed by Anthony Coleridge, ‘The Curse Of Elizabeth Faulkner’ tells the tale of James Faulkner; a cursed man who seeks out an impoverished, and equally cursed, undertaker Reginald Thorndike, to help him exhume his great grandmother’s corpse. The four talented actors who perform this play do so in a slightly exaggerated, Python-esque manner which lends itself well to the tone of the piece. The actress Harriette Sym – who plays Miss Francis and several other characters – may not be one of the leads but does deserve particular mention. This play is fun, silly, and not nearly as terrifying as the programme suggests.

Just the Tonic at The Caves, until 25 Aug (not 13), 12.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jasmine Faller]