TWO INTO ONE HUGE HIT
Another week and another classic production is masterfully revived in true off-West End style. Last Wednesday, critics packed into the Menier Chocolate Factory to see the hilarious Two into One, and looking at what was written by Thursday morning, it seems that they were impressed by what they saw. Two into One, penned by the undisputed king of farce Ray Cooney in 1984 and now directed by him too, follows the unfortunate George Pigden as he struggles to book a hotel room for MP Richard Willey to meet his mistress. Our own Jean Fergusson joins (to quote Mark Shenton in The Stage) “a terrific ensemble” as Lily Chatterton, a severe harpy of a vice-detecting Labour MP. We’re sure they’ll all keep audiences in stiches for the rest of their run!
“….you have the pleasure of watching deliriously daft hanky-panky, cleverly counter-pointed in adjoining mirror-image suites … and executed with engaging vim and dexterity by a crack team. “ Paul Taylor, THE INDEPENDENT, ****
“Cooney’s production achieves the correct delirious momentum and gets good performances all round.” Michael Billington, THE GUARDIAN, ****
Two into One plays at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 26 April 2014.