Helmsley Arts Centre’s resident theatre company, 1812, takes to the stage next week with a production of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Woman in Mind”.
Susan, the central character, is a parson’s wife. While her husband lives for his great work, she ministers to him in daily, humdrum fashion. So her vitality is directed towards a fantasy life, peopling the play with an idealised family, invisible to others, who positively mirror the negative reality of her own life. And then alternative realities start to merge.
First performed, at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, in 1985, Woman in Mind is considered to be Ayckbourn’s most personal play, radically different from his earlier works in that the audience is expected to engage with a character whose perceptions are unreliable.
The 1812 Theatre Company is an amateur company, with a rich and varied show history, normally staging three major productions every year, and two smaller productions in the studio bar. It’s a lively and friendly group, always looking to welcome new faces. Whatever age, with or without experience, there are many ways you can join in or give us support.
|June 28, 2017 @ 17:33:13 [Current Revision]||Jean Richards|