By Heidi Trautmann
On three evenings in early December KADS fans had the opportunity to watch what Lawrie Oxley had produced for their faithful audience. Again he has found two funny one-act plays the stories of which could happen to anyone. The house on the first evening when I was there was full and everybody seemed to have a good time in the very comfortable small Kyrenia Municipality Theatre. The setting was well done and simple leaving lots of space for the actors and actresses to show their acting talents. It is fun to see how actors include a simple chair into their choreography.
Play I ‘Costa del Packet’ by Anthony Booth was about four women arriving in Majorca and finding themselves in a shed instead of a luxury hotel; how the four ladies, played by Caroline Attwood, Deborah Bahadir, Barbara Booth and Claudia Hanna, tried to get organized was fun to see and the characters were well played. They were looked after by the travel agent played by Wyn Harrison
Play II ‘World Première’ by Charles Mander is about a disorganised amateur drama company trying to carry through a technical rehearsal but only in the end realize that they had met in the wrong place. The characters of overacting and selfish individuals the company consists of were well cast: the role of the prompt on whose shoulders everything is loaded; the main character who thinks himself a womanizer, the wife of the producer lost and drunk amidst the doing of her husband who sees himself as great director. The parts were most convincingly played. The cast in this play were Şirin Damdelen, Caroline Attwood, Stephen Everett, Philip Lucock, Beverly Westbrook, Don Atwood, Wyn Harrison. I liked the idea to make some of the characters come through the house to enter the scene; it gave the arrangement a widened dimension adding to the tension.
My compliments to the cast and the production team.