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March 28, 2015 / basabbott

An Evening With Alan Huckle


An Evening With Alan Huckle

The Bank, Eye

Not him with a mic singing Moon River; but three of his plays.

Alan Huckle’s writing often takes mundane situations – hospital or care home visit – and finds something sinister. His women really are a must to avoid.

In Fatal Attraction, with Robin and Sue Franklin, a man comes to a nurse for an injection. But she is not what she seems. (I kept thinking of that German pilot.)

We all know that in care home visits, the drying of paint would seem dramatic. In Too Much Sugar, Rob Johnson and Tim Hall play aged father and middle-aged son.

It is a characterful conversation piece, ending again in a death, plus another sinister woman (Helen Bigden).

Danny Bakker (no misprint) is a gritty, low-life crime tale with three harpies, played by Pat Parris, Julie Bolton and Cherryl Jeffries. Alan Bolton is the old-school, rain-coated detective from B-films.

The acting is top of the tree throughout. Look out, later in the year, for evenings with Gwyn Guy and Robin Franklin.

Basil Abbott

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