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Lane Theatre show has successful run

By 3rd April 2019

Lane Theatre show has successful run
Upside Down at the Bottom of the World in rehearsal. Photo: Carolyn Oakley

LANE Theatre’s latest production has been hailed a success following a busy run of performances.

Upside Down at the Bottom of the World told the story of the six months writer DH Lawrence and his German wife Frieda spent in Australia after being thrown out of Cornwall following accusations of spying.

Written by David Allen and directed by David Faulkner, the plot was politically relevant and filled with tension as DH Lawrence and his wife grapple with decisions which will alter their life.
Starring Lane Theatre favourite Jean Lenton as Frieda Lawrence and Stuart Ellison as DH Lawrence, the two leads created the chemistry and charged atmosphere between the married couple as their differences in opinion and lifestyles clashed.

The relationship between the lead couple kept audiences guessing as they enjoyed a snapshot into the lives of Frieda and DH Lawrence.

The leads are backed up by an equally talented Gary Smith as Jack Calcott and Rachel Bailey as Victoria Calcott, the Conservative Australian neighbours who become entangled in the lives of Frieda and Lawrence.

Together they created a story of intrigue and passion, bringing audiences into a web of political power games and forbidden love.

Director David Faulkner said: “I have been asked many times, what is the play about, but it is a difficult question to answer. It is a snapshot into the life of one of this country’s greatest writers at one point in his extraordinary life.

“I am humbled by the audience’s reaction, we have had some wonderful comments. Throughout the whole run, the actors were totally committed in performing the play with truth and honesty and the audiences have been captivated by their telling of this remarkable story.”
David continued:

“Listening to the audience, during the performances, is my gauge of how successful the play is going.

“It is gratifying to hear the gasps of surprise and shock which are interspersed with
spontaneous laughter and joy.

“It really says it all,” he concluded.

By 3rd April 2019

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