TWO for one offers are big in supermarkets – now they’ve come to the theatre.
Bishopston am dram group the Kelvin Players are offering two plays for the price of one for the recession-hit arts lover.
Both offer humorous and witty scripts, but with an underlying current of melancholy.
Of the two, Chicken Shed is the better work, but both have something to offer.
TV Times, written by Chris Adams, focuses on one man’s addiction to the gogglebox.
Fred, played by Paul Dyson, and his wife Doris, played by Sue Stobbs, spend every night in front of the telly on their sofa.
One evening they visited by a cast of characters, the most entertaining of which is Steve Ellis’ policeman. It’s a shame he doesn’t have a bigger part as he and news leader Mike Luckett are the most entertaining
Chicken Shed, written by Craig Malpass, looks at the effects of playground bullying.
It tells the tale of three friends brought together by a bully, and who hide out in the titular shed to escape.
The same actors play the roles both as teenagers and then again as grown ups some 20 years later.
All three do a convincing job but it’s Dean Bentley Hawkins who really shines as the slow-witted Danny with perfect comic timing.
TV Times’ message is that you can waste your life watching television, so if you fancy a break from the tube these plays are worth a look.