Taken in Marriage
Taken in Marriage by Thomas Babe ran at the Waterloo East Theatre in London from 14th-18th July 2015.
When the young and beautiful Annie becomes trapped in a basement with her dysfunctional family on the eve of her wedding, what ends up escaping are the feelings, frustrations, and secrets that lay hidden within. A feisty, down-on-her-luck wedding singer pokes at this buzzing beehive of dysfunction and Annie is forced to question her impending nuptials. Meanwhile, her sister, Andy, is forced to question all of their relationships on every level, while their mother and aunt attempt to provide pearls of wisdom that turn into surprising revelations.
RoL’n Productions invite you to sit tight for a ride filled with tension, laughter, surprise, and most importantly, truth, as a lost family begins the journey of finding itself.
“Co-founders of production company Rol’n, Liane Grant and Roxanne Lamendola, take on the meatiest roles of Andy and Dixie respectively, performing them with considerably credit. Grant’s brusque Andy and her careless 5 marriages nicely conceal an emotional core, while Lamendola grabs the few laughs to be had with her hustler role.” (The Reviews Hub)
“…these women are all fine actors…Each of them approaches their role sensitively, understanding and accentuating their personalities and histories throughout the performance. Each woman gets a moment in the spotlight…” (London City Nights)
“The expert direction of Lucy Atkinson, assisted by Leah Forgo, skilfully complements the actor’s comic timing, bringing considerable humour to the dark subject matter of death, disease, and betrayal…the actors bring great emotional depth to their characters…Liane Grant (RoL’n Productions’ co-founder) builds a facade of cynicism over the insecurities of Annie’s sister Andy and Roxanne Lamendola (the company’s other co-founder) is feisty and candid as the uninvited wedding singer, Dixie…The all-female cast and crew provide an enjoyable evening’s entertainment, fulfilling, and indeed surpassing, the aim of both director Atkinson and RoL’n Productions in successfully producing ‘a show that champions strong, intelligent, creative, funny women.’ (The Metropolist)
“…a well-crafted revival…funny, intriguing and emotional..” (A Younger Theatre)
Andrea – LIANE GRANT
Dixie – ROXANNE LAMENDOLA
Annie – ALEX CRITOPH
Ruth – JERYL BURGESS
Helen – JOAN PLUNKETT
Director – LUCY ATKINSON
Assistant Director – LEAH FOGO
Producers – LIANE GRANT & ROXANNE LAMENDOLA
Assistant Producer – PHILLIPA DOUGLAS
Set & Costume Design – ROSEMARY ELLIOT DANCS
Lighting Design – KATE SOPER