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Review: Innuendos and laughs galore as Two and Two Make Sex comes to Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.

PUBLISHED: 10:33 24 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:48 24 March 2014

Ellie Rose Boswell, who plays Jane and Callum Hughes, who plays Nick.

 ©Nobby Clark

Ellie Rose Boswell, who plays Jane and Callum Hughes, who plays Nick. ©Nobby Clark

©Nobby Clark nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

Innuendos and laughs are plentiful at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch this month as Richard Harris and Leslie Darbon’s witty bedroom farce continues its run.

The play opened on March 7, telling the tale of bumbling buffoon George who is trying to combat his mid life crisis by starting an affair.

He begins jogging in a ridiculous bright yellow tracksuit, going away on “business trips” and calling his wife at least six times a day to tell her numerous lies about why he won’t make it home, all so he can spend time with a pretty young girl called Jane.

Jane, played by Ellie Rose Boswell, has her own problems to contend with living with her work shy dreamer of a boyfriend Nick, who she constantly chides for his “irresponsible” ways.

Sean Needham brings great humour to the role of hapless George and Claire Storey excels as his exasperated wife Clare who is all too aware of the fibs she is being told.

Callum Hughes is fantastic as the procrastinating Nick, whose hobbies and career goals change on a daily basis, and his transformation from layabout to “psychiatrist” raises many laughs from the audience.

As the two couples grapple with the problems in their relationships and become further entangled in the web of lies they have created for themselves, hilarity ensues.

The situation comes to a head with the appearance of George’s best friend and rugby watching chum, played by Simon Jessop. It is at this point that the characters realise just how closely connected they all are and their various fabrications quickly begin to unravel.

The Queen’s theatre takes on a split stage set, with George and Clare’s immaculate suburban living room contrasting with Jane and Nick’s quirky bedsit.

Laughs are constantly heard from the audience as the character’s individual falsehoods fall apart and the final scene descends into mayhem after an ill advised game of “let’s pretend” suggested by Clare’s friend and confidant Ruth, played by Georgina Field.

The play takes potentially serious subject matter and makes it light hearted and fun, staying true to the british bedroom farce genre and inviting people to laugh at the chaos and absurdity that the plot creates.

Tickets range from £16.50 (with concessions) to £23 and the play runs until March 29. For more information visit www.queens-theatre.co.uk


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