The new production of Terrance Rattigan’s Lost Play was beautifully played in Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre last night. Although the Theatre was not full the audience was enthusiastic. I loved the performance and thought Sue Holderness and William Gaminara were very good sustaining the pace with brilliant comedy timing. The young Charlie Hamblett played the teenage son’s anger and angst and with the rest of the cast managed to take me back to the war with unerring accuracy.
I don’t know if it will run and run but we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It is difficult from the 21st century perspective to understand why it was thought to be ‘wrong’ for the time. Certainly issues about profiteering and communism were touched upon but the thrust was much more personal than that and would stand the test in any age.
Best wishes to the cast and production team.