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The Goddess Of Walnuts (The Catherine’s Club)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

It isn’t easy to create a half-hour stage masterpiece. One might either try something conceptually ambitious, or go for a modest affair, meant to amuse and entertain rather than provoke much thought or controversy. The highly-acclaimed Tim Foley has opted for the latter: his tale of a reluctantly ageing actress is hardly original, but still generates lots of laughter. The script is excellent, deftly and concisely fleshing-out the characters. Emma Taylor’s performance had the audience in stitches, actively seeking out the latent humour while still lending the play some emotional heft, with Cara Mahoney providing able support. ‘The Goddess of Walnuts’ will certainly entertain you, but you might be left wishing you hadn’t seen it all before.

Paradise in The Vault, until 18 Aug (not 12), 7.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Arjun Sajip]