Published:
July 7, 2014
Thought-provoking play by Burnham theatre company is praised

A packed audience enjoyed a thought-provoking play by Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre Company on Friday night (July 4th).

Lewis Coleman’s original one-act play, The Meeting, followed two couples and their support network through good and bad times on their battle with sobriety.

The performance explored the balance between staying on the road to recovery and resisting the distraction of relationships.

Lewis 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."

The director of The Meeting, Fiona Hulme, added: "This was the first of Lewis’ plays we’ve 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."

Kim 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."

The 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.


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea.com calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube