With a tour of all 18 First Class Counties about to get underway, Roughouse Theatre and PCA Commissioned production ‘When The Eye Has Gone’ has received an outstanding review from the British Theatre Guide.
The play – which is based on the tragic decline of former England and Northamptonshire batsman Colin Milburn – comes to Edgbaston on Monday 7 November with the last few tickets available by clicking here.
The British Theatre Guide described the one-man show as ‘a masterstroke in highlighting Colin Milburn’s loneliness in facing life outside the cricketing fraternity that had become his social and emotional fortress’.
“The challenge for Dan Gaisford is not only to play the complex character of Milburn but also the fifty or so different characters who are a part of his story, and he rises to it magnificently,” says Sue Gordon.
“Indeed, the way each persona is instantly recognisable is a testament not only to the technical brilliance of Dan Gaisford’s performance but also to Shane Morgan’s imaginative direction and the superb precision of the physical language created by movement director Moira Hunt.
“The Professional Cricketers’ Association deserves great credit for commissioning a project which seeks to raise awareness of issues central to its members well-being, but major congratulations are due to Roughhouse Theatre for creating a brilliant show whose boundaries extend well beyond the world of cricket.”
To view the full review from the British Theatre Guide, please click here.