Stella Gonet, Pamela Miles, Matilda Ziegler, Flora Montgomery and Ben Stock are among actors lined up for this year’s Frinton Summer Theatre. Known as the UK’s oldest remaining repertory theatre, it is returning for its 78th season, with seven productions running from July 11 to August 27 under producer Clive Brill at The McGrigor Hall in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. The programme opens with Strangers on a Train, adapted from the classic Patricia Highsmith thriller by Craig Warner – the dramatisation used in the award-winning 2013 production in London’s West End. Directed by Jonathan Tafler, it stars Abram Rooney, whose most recent roles include Christopher in A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the West End and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the Union Theatre, who plays the sociopathic Charles Bruno alongside Christopher Weeks as Guy Haines and Molly Chesworth as Anne with Nesba Crenshaw, Kieron Jecchinis, William Meredith … Read more
I doubt anyone could hope for a finer, more delicate production of this great play. It is genuinely funny in parts, full of melodramatic touches which are not silly but insightful, and incredibly moving when the final scenes play out. Davies is at the top of his game here- this is a symphony of theatrical pleasure. It should transfer to the West End and play and play. Producers should not be fearful of a good old-fashioned triumph.