- June 12, 2017
Not Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a light-hearted theatrical rendition of D.H Lawrence’s risqué novel. As expected there was double entendre, near nudity and innuendo aplenty. Sir Clifford’s sexy legs were a hit. The dry voiceover was brilliant. As the title suggests, the show wasn’t always true to the book, but opportunely poked fun at the novel’s themes: sexuality, love, nature, body-mind differences and class. The play, in its early stages, is due to be shortened. Mellor and Connie’s relationship needs development and sometimes jokes were overplayed. A snappier script and faster pace would indeed do justice to the first-class acting of this witty class farce.
Ropetackle Arts Centre, 9 June 2017