Thursday, July 18

Tag: Laurie Blundell

Cold Water – Park Theatre
London

Cold Water – Park Theatre

Cold Water is fantastic writing by Philippa Lawford who also directs this both uproariously and understatedly funny small-scale, world-premiere production. The play is exceptionally well cast, a necessity in a two-character, full length play of any scale. Whereas some two-handers will focus on generating unbearable tension or palpable chemistry, Cold Water is the rare theatrical experience in which connection does not come at the cost of comfort. Both actors are thoroughly convincing in their characters both together and alone on stage. Under wondrously ambient lighting design by Ed Saunders even dim transitions between scenes feel captivating and revelatory. This is a play it is impossible to tear your eyes away from, not because it keeps you on the edge of the seat or fearmongers an ...