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Four Play at the New Venture Theatre

Brighton Visitor
  • On April 1, 2011

New Venture Theatre’s Brighton Festival production of ‘Four Play‘, written and directed by Andrew Allen.

“a frenetic mix of Agatha Christie, Joe Orton, and far too much coffee!”

Andrew has been involved with the NVT for a few years now, devising improvisation shows, running theatre workshops, and more recently, appearing as Yvan in ‘Art’ (Brighton and Hove Drama Awards – Best Play, Best Actor, 2009), and directing ‘Brief Encounter’ (voted Best Play in the NVT 10 minute play Competition 2010) Now, he’s directing his own script with a fast moving and hysterical comedy.

It’s 1926, and a group of strangers meet at the house of Lord Angkatell. Before the day is done, there will be arguments, accusations, thunderstorms and murder! In this comedy thriller from Brighton writer/actor/stand up/improviser/procrastinator Andrew Allen, there are four actors playing four characters each, countless murders, over 120 exits and entrances, just as many costume changes, and any number of endings. Well, at least four ..

If the play has four endings, how are they decided? Andrew explains: “The audience vote on the night – during the interval. And the cast only discover the relevant clue to tell them what ending they’re doing during Act two ..” This means that not even the cast know who will turn out to be the killer on any given night, and that’s only after they’ve had an exhausting evening running in and out of doors playing four different roles, all of them wildly different to each other. It’s a high-powered, enormously energised and breathless way to close the New Venture Theatre’s Festival Fringe for 2011.

The production features a couple of gunshots.

7.45pm. No evening performance on Sunday  
Matinees: Sun 29th at 2.30pm

Tickets for the show are available – £9  www.newventure.org.uk for further details phone Box Office Information on 01273 746118