"the gross and scope of my opinion ..." Hamlet I,1.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
ROXY KRASNER AND THE CASE OF THE MUMMY'S CURSE
KRASNER AND THE CASE OF THE MUMMY'S CURSE
Players at Brentwood Theatre
a zombie stealing the Ark of the Covenant!!!" They do still
write dialogue like that, I'm glad to say, and the anonymous ["…
is he Greek ?"] screenwriter behind this Roxy Krasner sequel has
come up with a wickedly entertaining confection. Think Indiana Jones
done over as a 39 Steps style spoof, and you'll start to get the B
picture. There were also a couple of dance routines and a weird
Sapphic subplot, all expertly "produced and directed" by
Sue Welch and Nick Wilkes.
the show was a triumph, with a lovely wide set, brilliant back
projections and an impressive pair of female facilities.
strong cast embraced the OTT style, none more successfully than Paul
Sparrowham as the lecherous Limelight Larry – his striptease and
cover-up a comic highlight. Roxy herself, talking novel and secretary
sidekick, was engagingly done by Lindsey Hollingsworth, with Darren
Matthews as her granite-jawed detective. Excellent work too from Emma
Feeney as Cleo Cartwright, Mariam Uddin as the undercover reporter
Holly Woods and Hannah James as Goldie, Queen of the Nile. Best
support – Stephen Bracken-Keogh's dyspeptic telegram man, and, well
worth waiting for, a double cameo from June Fitzgerald and Elaine
Laight as the Salmon Sisters.
promised a third episode, and indeed were treated to a slick trailer
before the credits rolled.