Having premiered last year at the Druid Theatre in Galway, Ireland, My Brilliant Divorce is currently showing at London’s Shaftesbury Apollo. Dawn French plays Angela, who is unexpectedly dumped when her husband Max departs to lustful younger pastures.
Mixing vaudevillian solo-turn and vicarious soul-baring, the play offers an enjoyable evening of stand-up tragedy as we join Angela on a poignant and hilarious journey dealing with life being back on the shelf: shock, depression, fantasies of reconciliation, fantasies of revenge, disastrous attempts at dating … and along the way we meet an array of extraordinary characters, all played by Dawn French.
The show opens with a rising moon, made possible by a Triple E Unitrack system, specified by Nigel Matthias at Bower Wood. “Unitrack is great and we’ve used it many times before”, said Nigel. “It runs very smoothly and we use it frequently to move anything from scenery to curtains – in fact, in My Brilliant Divorce we even used Unitrack to fly in a giant handbag!” Bower Wood has worked with Triple E for many years and is also currently using a continuous eliptical Triple E Unirail track at the Eve Arnaud theatre in Guildford.
Written by Geraldine Aron and directed by Garry Hynes, My Brilliant Divorce is playing until 17th May. For further information visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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