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Three Bags Full by Jerome Chodorov, based on a farce by Claude Magnierhree Bags Full by Jerome Cho

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National Archives - 29 November 2018

Three Bags Full  by Jerome Chodorov, based on a farce by Claude Magnierhree Bags Full  by Jerome Cho

Wool Over the Eyes

 

Three Bags Full

 

by Jerome Chodorov, based on a farce by Claude Magnier

 

Q2 Players at the National Archives, Kew, until 24th November

 

Review by Didie Bucknall

 

We have had plenty of sober theatrical offerings lately, so it is a joy to be presented with a rip roaring farce energetically performed by the Q2 Players. 

 

Three Bags Full has nothing to do with sheep but plenty of wool surrounds the possibility of distinguishing the very different contents of three identical black holdall bags.  Chaos ensues as one might expect.  Farce needs to be played with balance and good timing, seemingly so easy, but in fact very difficult to achieve.   The cast were more than equal to the task.

 

The scenery enhanced the atmosphere of the play, set in 1925.  The mobile flats painted in elegant Art Deco style delicately formed the backdrop to an elaborate Hampstead Heath house, the luxurious home of Bascom Barlow, the successful entrepreneurial owner of the sports firm of Barlows, played by Hugh Cox.

 

Barlow’s long serving clerk, Richard Foyle (Neelaksh Sadhoo) arrives in great excitement, but on roller skates and out of control. On his own initiative he has spent £300 of the firm’s money on ordering more pairs of skates.  Barlow is furious, as his firm is getting into serious debt.  But, over the years Foyle has been stashing away small sums of money taken from the firm.   Now he can hand back a considerable sum to his boss, but there is a proviso, first Barlow must give permission for Foyle to marry his daughter … …

 

Read Didie Bucknall’s full review at www.markaspen.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/3-bags

 

Photography by Rishi Rai Photography

 

 


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