WHO AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF West Walls Theatre, Carlisle, Monday August 22 to Saturday August 27. All start at 7.30pm. Tickets concessions from Carlisle TIC on 01228 625600.
was done by the Green Room 20 years ago and those who were in the club at that time remember it. It always good to put on well known works as well as lesser known ones. well as directing, Lexie has been involved in stage design painting the set red to reflect the tense, angry atmosphere of the work.
Frank is an experienced actor and director with the group, but says: the hardest part I ever played, by a long way. It pretty powerful stuff. It very funny but it very dark humour. is a performing arts teacher and has done a lot of acting in the past. She also choreographed the Green Room pantomime last year but this is her first time on stage with them.
saw it at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester a couple of years back, and I came out knackered.
Lexie Ward is directing the infamous Who Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Green Room Theatre Club in Carlisle.
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wit rather than comedy, she explains.
And she believes the sign of a successful production of the play is that those who see it are exhausted afterwards.
this one I have to think about what going to tug at their hearts, and make them almost scared to watch.
As the evening wears on and the characters become drunker still, George and Martha trade insults and abuse, leaving Nick and Honey both fascinated and embarrassed.
good to be able to get experience with different genres.
But George does not conceal the resentment he feels towards the younger man and the insults and abuse begin to turn towards the two guests. By the end the couples relationships have been left hanging by threads.
The cast members agree that it is going to be an exhausting experience for everyone involved.
tiring both for performers and audiences. It a play you go to see for the experience of really getting into the drama. quite a long time since I acted so I looking forward to it. character does not have many lines in the play but she says that can bring its own difficulties. this particular play a lot of lines are repeated or sound quite similar, so sometimes it hard to know which ones you are meant to speak after. play contains a few mild sexual references and George and Martha do come to blows at one point, but there are no sexual scenes or serious violence and Lexie estimates that if it were a film it would probably carry a 12 certificate.
couple to their home, Nick, an up and coming biology professor, and his wife Honey.
is a completely different genre, so it a completely different way of directing. When I was doing Behind the Times I had to think about what going to make people laugh.
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She has also abridged it slightly. The original version lasts over three hours and is very much dialogue based, so audiences need to keep focused but Lexie has shortened some parts and is inserting two intervals to allow them a break.
Last August Lexie directed Michael Spencer comedy Behind the Times her directorial debut with the Green Room Club and says this one, which opens on Monday, offers a whole new set of challenges.
studied it for A level and it one of my favourite plays it dark and atmospheric, Lexie explains. Nike Uptempo Tri Color Footlocker
Carlisle theatre group's play aims to be dark
There are only four characters in the play. The part of George is played by Frank Cogsrove and Martha is played by Jenny Pike. Mark Davidson takes the role of Nick and Honey is being played by newcomer Jennifer Ellin.
Despite the subject matter, the director insists that the play does have its funny parts, particularly in some of the spiteful or sarcastic remarks that George and Martha make about each other.
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