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The Liz And Dick Show (Cheshire Actors Studio)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

A volcanic one act play. The heated exchanges between the explosive couple that was Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are brilliantly resurrected by Lydia Poole and Ken McConnell. The spotlight was on their acting ability, for the staging was simple, the lighting limited, the music minimal. Poole and McConnell triumphed. With a masterful command of the stage, they delivered the script’s many witticisms to full effect, and laughter rippled throughout the hour. The characters teemed with volatility: one moment would see Poole slinking around with a flirty twinkle, the next she would flare to anger at the barbs shot by McConnell. Their onstage love-hate dynamic fuelled the hour so powerfully that it flew by; a sensational duo.

theSpace on North Bridge, until 24 Aug, 2.55pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sophie Baggott]