Review: 4 Words, Northern Stage, Newcastle

HILARIOUS ... Lee Mattinson's Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit.

HILARIOUS ... Lee Mattinson's Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit.

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THE Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) returned with four short plays about love, life, longing and laughter.

They were performed by InterACT – which offers young actors the chance to train and work with a professional theatre company – and two NTC regulars.

The actors, James Laurence Hunter, Steven Jaan Pilman, Georgina Hall and Nadia Emam, all had a chance to shine, though the first, Stranded, was a true ensemble piece.

It told of three couples, all doomed to the same fate.

The second part, Boiling Point, was excellent.

It followed the highs and lows of a marriage and was in turns funny, sad and powerful.

Things took a dramatic turn with Not Some Kind Of Sideshow, the story of a paralympics hopeful.

For me the best was Lee Mattinson’s Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit.

It was as hilarious as anything I’ve ever seen.


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