Crimes of the Heart
By Beth Henley
Co-produced with the Jack Studio Theatre
28th September – 16th October 2010
Beth Henley’s Pulitzer award winning comedy tells the story of three sisters coming to terms with their past, and then taking their futures by the scruff of the neck, grabbing hold of every last bit of joy and love along the way.
Director: Jennifer Lunn
Designer: Sophia Mason
Lighting: Josh Pharo
Cast: Hilary Connell
**** – Remote Goat
‘Ms Lunn has gathered together a strong trio to deliver this Pulitzer prize winning script. Canadian Hilary Connell gives a considered performance as Lenny who is youthful but older than her years as the sister who wears the maternal mantle. American Jennifer Armour gives self-centred Meg Magrath a convincing ‘twice round the block’ slobby quality whilst Alice Anthony’s Babe has the pathetic selfishness of a child overwhelmed to find itself facing the consequences of its actions.
Top-notch support comes from Davin Eadie as the endearing jilted boyfriend, Doc, Richard Pepper as Babe’s strangely motivated lawyer and Jenna Smith as the sisters’ charmless cousin, Chick Boyle, who brashly makes sure everyone knows she is doing the right thing even if it is done without grace.’
British Theatre Guide