Let it be Me - by Carey Jane Hardy
12th, 13th, 14th January 2006


Kate Amanda Smith
Amy Jean Cooper
Sylvia Sue Bonner
Gregory Roger Barker
Trixie Wendy Butler
Colin Tim Stevens
Production Team
Director John Haylett
Stage Manager Paul Mansfield
Assistant Stage Manager James Pettigrew
Properties Lynn Marsh
Continuity Sylvia Zilesnik
Costumes Christine Eckley
Set Design & Construction Peter Gerlis
Sound Design Anne Satchwell
Lighting Design Terry Tew
Sound/Lighting Operation Andrew Rogers

Review by Phyl Romeril

Let it be Me is an unusual play with its theme of Alzheimer’s. LADS took up the theatrical challenge which sets before us an impossible situation or solution for a devoted carer.

A cast of six actors triumphed with rewarding performances from every angle. Jean Cooper as the devoted Amy, Sue Bonner who lives in the past, a heart-warming profile from Roger Barker and delightful contrasting characters from friends who offer their support, Amanda Smith, Wendy Butler and Tim Stevens overwhelm us with a production of depth, understanding and sincerity of purpose

This was a careful presentation which allowed humanity and humour to mix with serious thought

So well projected was the problem, a problem that so many have to face, that it took on a reason to address such situations and think very deeply about where duty and loyalty lie.

Director John Haylett can be well satisfied with the manner in which his actors presented such a complex study of the subject. As always the setting captured the atmosphere of the situation