It’s good to see another generation of theatregoers take delight.
The theatregoers very occasionally get perplexed by, two actors taking on 15 characters in a story set around the making of a Hollywood film in a remote corner of Ireland.
The conjunction of the locals’ harsh reality with the make-believe world of movies provides a potent mix of comedy and drama. Jake (Charlie de Bromhead) and Charlie (Conan Sweeny) are two locals earning a princely £40 a day as film extras. The conceit here is that as ‘extras’ they are more than able to out-act everyone else on the set.
In the blink of an eye de Bromhead and Sweeny, two young Irish actors with impressive CVs, become all those people – from the sultry lead starlet to the bombastic director. It’s also a first co-production between The Dukes and The Theatre Chipping Norton, directed by John Terry. It runs until March 12 at the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster.