Living in the St Albans area means there is a wealth of entertainment and arts on offer. One of the most amazing aspects of creative Hertfordshire is the amount of talented young people there are and how fantastic their shows can be. Sometimes it is a shame that only the parents and family of the cast get to see the productions, especially when so many are of a professional standard and are pieces that appeal to a wider audience.
On Sunday 20th July, at 7pm and 8.30pm students of Best School of Acting are performing “Audience” by Michael Frayn. The shows director, Lisa Schulberg, sayas “It’s a one act comedy by one of the greatest modern British playwrights. Frayn has a wickedly astute and comic style, especially in his observations of theatre, as was seen in his hugely successful, often toured “Noises off”, and “Audience” follows this tradition. Our setting is a theatre auditorium and we get to see a side of the theatre that is often in the dark – from the elderly American tourists, to the drama student and teacher on a theatre visit, from the family out for a birthday to the writer of the play this is a character driven, well observed and enjoyable hour.”
Best School of Acting is a unique theatre school based in St Albans. The ethos and teaching style is based on the practices of advanced drama colleges, however opening its doors to a much younger age group 8—18. Each age group gets to perform their own production each year and “Audience” follows a successful production of “Reality Bites” at the Maltings in March.
Don’t miss this rare showing of a great play.