The ‘Old Flames’ of the title of course refers to the four women in Edward’s life who come together to form the rather odd plot of this rarely performed play. First performed at Bristol (where Gary Bond enjoyed a very successful season in several plays) and then at the tiny Arts Theatre, just off the West End of London, the play is character-driven and designed to shock. Edward is both appealing and appalling, and the same could be said of the women, especially Diana (Judy Cornwell). ‘Old Flames’ is a piece of anger and a sideways glance at relationships, revenge, and repulsion. With long speeches which allow the actors to shine this was a perfect vehicle for Gary to show his natural charm while condemning his character to the audience.
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|Author||E. A. Whitehead|
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