Aspects of Love, CCADS, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

Another largely faultless production from this company, with everything presented to their usual high standard.

It takes a rare talent to direct and take a leading-role, but John-Paul McCrohon consistently manages to carry this off with aplomb.

Cast here as Alex Dillingham, initially a teenager, smitten by aspiring actress Rose Vibert (Kerry McCrohon) who he whisks-off to his uncle’s home.

The McCrohon-duo put in truly stellar performances, matched by that of Danny Owen as Alex’s uncle George, who turns Rose’s head, prompting a ménage-a-trois doomed to end in tears.

Great support comes from Caroline Westmorland (Elizabeth), Helen Stoddart (Guilietta) and, in the second act, Sally Goddard as George and Rose’s precocious teenage daughter, Jenny.

Megan Fisher showed promise as Jenny aged twelve. The quality of acting was matched by that of the set, costumes, choreography, effects, lighting, sound and accompaniment from pianists David Russell and Nickie Tabeart.

A wonderful show!

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