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Review: Fourway's Catch 22
SET during World War Two this complex and intriguing play offers an insight into the mysterious way in which the phrase Catch 22 is defined throughout.
The opening scene offered the ‘wow factor’ when a B-26 bomber plane taxied onto the stage.
Director Phil Madelin had wanted the play watched over by the bomber throughout.
With the help of a fantastic set designed and constructed by James Aitken and a Fourways team, Phil got his wish.
The strong cast- some of whom had several roles- were amazing. There were some superb performances and those who took on several roles were extremely, accomplished in that each changed their persona to match the part and did so convincingly with some amazing results.
Lighting and sound were brilliant especially the bombing raids making the whole effect authentic.
The costumes were convincing and the ladies in charge of wardrobe are to be commended. Apart from the bomber the set was basic but cleverly designed and I was particularly impressed with the way some of the set was on casters enabling it to be moved forward and back when required.
Fourways are fortunate in having a large membership to call upon and the fact that they have three producers for every play enables them to perform to the highest standard.
Catch 22 started life as a book, was made into a film and also a play. It is not one that I particularly liked but it was performed and presented so well that one must applaud the whole production for its superb quality.