two evenings the TRNC State Theatre came to Girne with a play by Robin Hawdon.
What a chance for me to go and see it, a play directed by Nehir Demirel. The
play has been running at the Atatürk Cultural Centre in Nicosia for the last
month and will continue there as from Jan 11, 2019 (Tickets Tel. 0392 228 7191 – 0392 228 0191)
Storyline: Perfect Wedding
is perhaps Robin Hawdon’s most popular play, with several hundred productions
worldwide. A ‘perfect wedding’ day goes disastrously wrong, causing chaos to
appalling situation. A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own
bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a
strange girl in bed beside him. What’s more an extremely attractive girl
whom, in the depths of his post stag-night hangover, he can’t remotely remember
even having been introduced to. Worse – during the ensuing panic to get
the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives, the girl is trapped
in the bathroom, the best man has to pretend the hidden girl is his
girl-friend, his real girl-friend has to be kept ignorant of the fact, and the
hotel chamber-maid gets mistaken for everybody’s girl-friend!
the time the bride’s parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the
chaos reaches nuclear proportions. It is that rare combination – a riotous
comedy and a touching love story at the same time.
Translation of the play: Özcan
Director: Nehir Demirel
(The Bride) Cevahir Caşgir
(The Groom) Ahmet Alper Ayana
(The Best Man) Deniz Aslim
(A Girl) Zehra Evliya Parıldak
(A Chamber-maid) Birce Birsel Çağlar Çiçekli
(The Bride’s Mother) Özlem Özkaram
Stage setting: Hüseyin Özinal
Costumes: Gülsen Dünki
Despite the rainy weather that reigned on Jan 08,
the cozy theatre was full to the last seat and it reverberated with laughter
with the development of the plot. Such is life, one can never tell.
Stage design…I remarked the fine colouring – grey –
white and pink, the suits, ties, pictures, wedding dress, all in tune, even the
balloons, randomly distributed.
The parts very well played … I just wonder what role
the toilet brush was supposed to represent….
A lovely performance.
The ‘Girne Oda Tiyatrosu’ has issued a leaflet with
their programme up to April 2019, people interested can also obtain it at the
Girne Belediye. Reservation for the Girne Oda Tiyatrosu /Chamber Theatre Tel.
0533 821 2144 or: 0392 815 2119