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To: Saturday, 12 July 2003
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Joni's come home. There's a massive new bed in her bedroom. And in it is an unexpected guest. The bed is a memory of her mother, the guest is a cast-off from a friend. Its arrival sparks a chain of bizarre events with somersaulting strangers, punctured lilos and ten haunting songs about the moon. And it reminds Joni of the stories her mother used to tell about her youth. Tales of romance and handsome archaeologists. But who do these stories really belong to?
14 June 2003
Towards the end of Lesley Bruce's play there are ten glorious minutes when the two male protagonists, like stags with antlers interlocked, engage in a male supremacy duel.
It starts when one of them - a bike-riding academic who is husband of the confused woman sitting on the airbed, but who has of late been somewhat liberally interpreting 'in statu pupilari' with a young student - quotes Sir Gawain and the Green Knight at some length in the original medieval English. His rival for the woman's affections responds with a battery of tongue-twisters; and from there it develops from backwards somersaults and cartwheels, through push-ups and squat-thrusts, to a Bob Fosse dance routine and an involuntary dive by the prof into a chest freezer. It is a most exhilarating sequence to which the audience rises enthusiastically.
It's worth dwelling upon that burst of frenetic energy because the rest of Bedtime Stories is pretty dire. It's not a...
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