play by Burnham theatre company is praised
packed audience enjoyed a thought-provoking play by Burnham-On-Sea's
Princess Theatre Company on Friday night (July 4th).
Colemans original one-act play, The Meeting, followed two
couples and their support network through good and bad times on
their battle with sobriety.
performance explored the balance between staying on the road to
recovery and resisting the distraction of relationships.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com about his inspiration for the play. "The
Meeting was written in response to personal, tragic events I have
witnessed during my recovery from addiction - I have seen so many
people relapse over the last few years and one of the biggest
triggers has been romantic relationships. The play explored this."
director of The Meeting, Fiona Hulme, added: "This was the
first of Lewis plays weve performed and it was a great
opportunity to produce a different style and genre from last time,
which saw mythological witches and black comedy on stage. This
play was easy to relate to as Lewis experience and knowledge
of the subject is embedded in the dialogue and action."
Cook, the director of the Princess Theatre Group, said: "When
I first read 'The Meeting' I was touched by the intensity of feeling
from the characters, and how although it seemed to be so difficult
to be together, they fought for their relationships, going against
all advice. I for one was rooting for these couples to be happy
and support each other in their sobriety."
group's next performance will be Dragged Up by Kim Cook on September
19th at 7pm in The Princess Theatre. Tickets £8/6 are available
from the theatre on 01278 784464.