Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Strangled Kestrel and the Tin Soldier

I was delighted to see two interesting short plays, that were a foil for
each other, at the Barn Theatre last Friday. The first with an unknown title
by an unknown (to me) writer was a common sense diatribe between a taxi
driver and Mrs scientist who arranged to meet at the Strangled Kestrel after
the Conference.

The second was a nastier basic re-interpretation of the
mixed message in John Fowles' book The Collector. There were more visuals in
the latter play and for those who did not know the book it came out as dark
and macabre. If Miranda Grey and Fred Clegg (play version) met on a train
they would arrange to meet at the Tin Soldier.

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