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Mon 6 Aug, 2018
By Robert Ingham

a superb and witty script which crackles with well-observed lines delivered to perfection

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Happy Ending - Theatre Review

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Something rather wonderful is happening in Above The Stag’s studio in Vauxhall - a two-hander called ‘Happy Ending’ is currently playing and, if you are looking for something light-hearted and incredibly funny, look no further than here.

In an American massage studio, masseur Andy (Owen Landon) is preparing for a new customer Mr Miller (Alexander Hulme) who works just across the road in a carpet warehouse. Mr Miller is your typical straight Trump-loving, southern-drawled American who wants to Make America Great Again. So how does he fare with Andy, who is just your ordinary run-of-the-mill gay boy with a rainbow sticker in the window of his car?

Writer Ronnie Larson, who also wrote ATS’ brilliant ‘Sleeping With Straight Men’, returns with a superb and witty script which crackles with well-observed lines delivered to perfection by Owen and Alexander. It feels fresh and relevant, and the audience will love the drama as it unfolds.

Director Andrew Beckett once again proves he’s got a great eye for detail, certainly taking on the set designer mantle - especially as the play is on three sides - and whips the cast into shape, ensuring no nuance is left unturned.

At just over an hour’s running time, this ticks all the boxes you expect from Above The Stag, and then some. A top class, titillating production from all involved. I’ve booked my tickets to go see it again - and you might just want to as well.

‘Happy Ending’ is on at Above The Stag studio until 19th August


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