Live and Local events are usually excellent, but the rendition of Oscar Wilde’s play by Two Gents Productions was quite exceptional.
One might have been expecting two men to be playing the 9 characters , but in fact it was two ladies. The only props were a backdrop cloth (reversible for different scenes), a small table, a chair, a tin can, a mug, a scarf, a biscuit tin lid (for the imaginary cucumber sandwiches which were shared with the audience) and not forgetting the Sports Direct bag starring as Miss Prism’s handbag.
The superb portrayal of the characters had the audience transfixed, always smiling and for much of the performance laughing aloud.
Members of the audience were also called upon to play small parts, with one section of the audience becoming the flowers Miss Cecily was watering.
An outstanding performance by the actress who not only demonstrated superb talent but brought such warmth and humour to the proceedings.
An unforgettable evening and Milton was lucky to have been able to host such a high calibre performance.
For those visiting London Two Gents Productions are performing this play at the Tara Theatre from February 27th to March 16th – would be well worth a visit.
2018 – May 20th in Milton Village Hall
The Foundry Group entertained residents and friends with a musical comedy entitled;
The Ministry of Biscuits.
A clever and entertaining show packed with quick humour and neat one liners, performed by a talented and enthusiastic band of 4 actors.
Set in London in 1948 where fancy biscuits were prohibited, it followed the progress of a sparkling confectionery rebellion. Drawing inspiration from 40’ British Light Music, Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984, and the quintessentially British Ealing Comedy capers, this satirical musical fantasy was genuinely funny, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable.
The Live and Local Network is supported by funds from the Arts Council and to have an act of this calibre in Milton was wonderful. Many thanks to the Foundry Group for such an enjoyable evening.