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.