captivating and stunning performance
by Beth Wright
Published 4:32 pm, Oct 22, 2015
Mice and Men, Palace Theatre
were left captivated last Thursday (October 15) when they were treated to this
stunning performance by All and Sundry theatre company.
into a play by George S Kaufman, the production came close to winning the
Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the novel itself, set during the Great Depression
in California, has been on the English teaching curriculum for years.
curtain went up the audience were greeted with the backs of lead characters
Lennie Small and George Milton – played by Mike Richardson and John Aubrey.
was beautiful in its simplicity and the American accents – particularly John
Aubrey’s – were spot on.
star of the show was Mike Richardson, who captured the bumbling uncertainty and
childlike wonder of lumbering Lennie perfectly.
blown away by the way Mike adopted Lennie’s idiosyncrasies. He walked the fine
line between making the audience laugh but not edging in to ridicule perfectly.
Vanessa Morgan said: “This is my first main production and, without blowing my
own trumpet, I am very pleased and quite proud of myself.
“I was a
bit nervous but I had some wonderful help with the lighting and sound and it
was great to see my ideas come to fruition.”