On Sunday night I had the pleasure of attending the dress rehearsal for
the Rangiora Players latest production, "Bedroom Farce". Directed by
Dimitri Gibara, this play is an unpredictable comedy centred on the
crumbling marriage of Trevor (Peter Knights) and Susannah played
believably well by Anya Harrison.
I enjoyed every moment of the performance. The storyline was
entertaining and kept you in anticipation of what was going to happen
The eight actors were all fantastic. Poor Nick (Edward O'Brien) spent
the whole performance laid up in bed whilst his delightful wife Jan (
Kerrianne McLaughlin) nursed him through the play. Delia and Ernest played
by real life "marrieds" John and Marsley Tyler brought a natural warmth
and humour to the play. Kate and Malcolm (Karen Forde and Mark O'Connell)
play practical joking newly weds with ease. Each of the characters in the
play were well developed and unique, with their own quirks and mannerisms.
They worked well together and put on an hilarious show.
The set also deserves a mention. Each of the three bedrooms on the
stage had its own individual colour scheme and was cleverly laid out so
that you could shift your focus easily from one room to the next. Thanks
to Graham Clewer, the set designer. Wardrobe is admirably appropriate,
courtesy of Judith Clewer. Props provided by Julie Freeman.
With its combination of humour, interesting plot and great acting, this
play is well worth going to see.