Adam and Eve ★★★★★
It’s so refreshing to finally see a play that’s relevent to today’s young couples, a play that’s up to date with references, a play written by Tim Cook a young and clearly gifted playwright and with fantastic direction from Jennifer Davis, Adam and Eve ticks every box in theatre.
The play focuses on a man and a women, Adam (Lee Knight) and Eve (Jeannie Dickinson), a young couple who got together in school, grew up and got married, clearly both in love. Knight and Dickinson have so much chemistry, even in such a small space that their portrayal of this young couple in love is so believable that you’re hanging onto every word.
The young couple is joined in the story by a young school girl, Nikki (Melissa Parker), Parker’s character is the student of Adam and the main twist in the storyline. Nikki puts a spanner in the works of Adam and Eve’s perfect relationship. Why? That isn’t found out until the end but the brilliant writing keeps you wanting more with every scene.
Parker does well to keep that school girl innocence however, she soon becomes manipulative and conniving and her ablitiy to switch between the two personalities between scenes is impressive.
For such a short play (65 minutes) and in a room properly no bigger then my living room, the actors do well to hold focus, with minimal props the actors do well to use what they have; a couple of chairs is really all they have.
It’s really hard to say who this show is aimed at because I feel that everyone, no matter how old or young will enjoy it. It’s up to date, fresh and looks at what happens when you hit a massive bump in the middle of a perfect relationship.
Can 1 person really ruin everything you’ve worked so hard for?
Adam and Eve is running at the Hope Theatre until the 9h June 2018.