North West Theatre

The Rainbow Connection

Joanne Sherryden
Bitter Little Angels in association with Hope Theatre Company
27 Jan 12 to 28 Jan 12
The Lowry
Part of: re:play

Two strangers become friends but after some soul-searching and one too many Lambrinis, Joe and Shelly discover that the line between love and friendship is a fine one and when secrets and lies are thrown into the mix, these threaten to tear their friendship apart forever.

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...little about the carefully groomed, poised and well-spoken [Erin] Shanager that suggests an alcoholic mother and a childhood spent in care... threatens to dissolve the class distinction between Shelly and Joe on which much of the comedy depends... emotional responses to the past were often frustratingly sacrificed to camped up physical comedy... Anthony Crank also struggles with the emotional jack-knifing that seems to define the script... Shanagan shines in the moments where physical comedy are appropriate...
The Public Reviews (Rating: 2/5)
[Erin Shanagher's] performance is so believable, that it appears the part could have been written with this actress in mind... Joanne Sherryden's lively script and Adam Zane's tight direction... a fun, heart-warming tale, with plenty of laughs along the way and more than a little touch of magic.
What's On Stage (Rating: 4/5)