A View From the Bridge
From: Thursday, 14th April 2011
To: Saturday, 30 April 2011
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Classic tale of love, ambition and revenge. Set amid Brooklyn's Italian-American community. Eddie and Beatrice have raised niece Catherine as their only precious daughter. She is almost 16 when two cousins arrive illegally from Sicily, seeking work and shelter and jeopardising all their dreams. This powerful modern classic will have you gripped as the hero Eddie grapples with his feelings towards the two women in his life, surviving in the shadow of the famous bridge in 1950s New York.
Anne Morey-Priestman - 18 April 2011
Betrayal is the most savage response to a perceived breach of trust. Perceived, because the motives for this catastrophic action are shrouded by the vocal ambiguities of the character who cannot truly face up to his own emotional turmoil. This character is of course Eddie, the protagonist of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge
Miller wrote what is in essence a classic Greek tragedy for the 1950s, set in the immigrant Sicilian community huddled into tenement blocks near the docks bordering Brooklyn Bridge. The chorus, commenting on but not really being able to influence the action, is represented by the lawyer Alfieri played with understated authority by Roger Delves-Broughton.
Michael Vale’s bleak setting – simply furnished rooms surmounted by girders and caged in with mesh – is peopled by silent members of the community who only impinge on the drama at its climax. To the forefront is the living-room of the flat rented by Eddie ...
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Ken Runicles - 19 April 2011:
Tim Treslove is a GIANT of the theatre in Colchester, not least for his amazing pantomime dames every year. This was his best performance of so many brilliant ones over the years - absolutely stunning, moving and scary. We are blesed to have such a great actor in our midst....