For anyone who remembers the excellent and surreal comedy that The Goons, provided radio listeners in the 1950’s, the two women that makes up the strangely compelling and brilliant Lip Service Theatre Company are very much in a similar and genuinely thrilling mould.
The Unity Theatre last had Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding in the outstanding production of Withering Looks and this latest sideways look at Nordic Noir drama, the very funny Inspector Norse (Or the Girl With Two Screws Left Over) is yet another reason to catch these two intelligent women who seem to be able to delight audiences with ease and with one raised eyebrow.
Originally published by L.S. Media. October 23rd 2011.
Direction: Noreen Kershaw.
Cast: Sue Ryding, Maggie Fox.
LSMedia Rating: ****
The company’s name may be Lip Service but the two actors who make up this wonderful duo do more than pay the barest glimpse into the lives of two of the leading literary lights of the 19th Century, they bring Charlotte and Emily Bronte to life in a way not thought of but in a style that was highly original and warmly greeted by all those in attendance.