Dangerous Corner at the Abbey Theatre REVIEW

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As a dramatist J. B. Priestley is of course best known for An Inspector Calls. Widely considered a classic and turned into a successful film in 1954. But his first play was Dangerous Corner, which follows a similar pattern of revelations unfolding about previous events that lead the main characters to question their actions and their lives in general. The play consists of a single scene and location, the drawing room of Robert and Freda Caplan where characters enter and leave periodically. The play consists of revelations about the death of Martin Caplan a year earlier, as well as personal revelations and dark secrets.

This is a play that The Company of Ten should be highly suited to and indeed they are! All the main characters are credible and well-acted by the cast. The costumes and scenery are spot on in achieving a look and feel of a pre-war English country house. A very enjoyable and entertaining evening. Highly recommended, running till October 20th.


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I have been a St. Albans resident for 25 years and run a local business, Verulam Web Design, who created and maintain stalbanslife. I originally moved up this way in 1987 to start a Ph. D. at the then Hatfield Polytechnic and have worked in London or locally ever since. I have 2 children who went to local schools and seemingly a deep need to live in a Roman town. Currently performing as Tom Petty in the tribute band Petty Criminals (https://pettycriminals.com) and in the American classic rock show Take It Easy (https://takeiteasyuk.com).