Friday, February 23

Tag: The Manopause

The Manopause – Hope Street Theatre
North West

The Manopause – Hope Street Theatre

As a new piece of writing, it has promising prospects. I will firstly highlight those aspects that I thought went well. The actor who played Pete, was a solid standout. His way of demonstrating the slouched apathy of life post-50 felt the most natural and was therefore the most comedic. Michelle Parker’s set worked well as your typical pub, but I wanted more, especially between Act 1 and Act 2. Having no change of set, or costume, or position of actors was jarring and begs the question why there was an interval in the first place. Having said that, the audience found the performance and some of the dialogue very funny and relatable (from what I heard!), which is always a good start.   To get this play to the next level, it needs some editing. Paul Daley’s writing had grea...