Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Equally Divided (theatre)

My avid interest in theatre began many years ago with my Mum's love of musicals. However, I had hardly seen any plays until Dave took me to see Nicholas Lyndhurst and Julian Glover in a fantastic production of Ronald Harwood's The Dresser which toured to the Theatre Royal, Brighton in 2004. Pandora's Box was opened! The point of this reminiscence is that another Harwood play, Equally Divided, is soon to be performed by, and at, Seaford Little Theatre.

Directed by Dennis Picott, Equally Divided is on from the 14th to the 22nd of February with evening performances at 19:45 and a Saturday matinee on the 15th of February. The rewarding play is full of intelligence, humanity and humour. It stars Margaret Kennedy, Sylvia Aston, Roland Boorman (The Titfield Thunderbolt) and Alan Lade (The Cemetery Club).

Two sisters, downtrodden Edith (Margaret Kennedy) and glamorous Renata (Sylvia Aston), reunite after their mother’s death at her bizarre house, and learn from the local solicitor that her estate is to be divided equally between them. This seems fair, but is it? Edith is poor and Renata is rich. Edith has been her mother’s carer, while Renata has merely been her daughter. This funny poignant play revolves around the age old problems of inheritance and sibling rivalry.

Seaford Little Theatre, Fri 14th to Sat 22nd Feb.
Tickets £8 all performances except the first Friday, the matinee and the last Saturday which are £7, available in person from Stitch in Broad Street, Seaford.