Frankie and Johnnie (West Yorkshire Playhouse, 18th February 2010)
Watching Frankie and Johnnie at the West Yorkshire Playhouse felt like a very intense two hours. The play explored the lives of two lonely people getting together after they have had sex on their first date. It focuses on the conversations between Frankie and Johnnie who both work together in a diner. The characters move through a range of emotions and there is some humour. We learn a little about their backgrounds, but at the end I’m not sure I cared enough about the two characters to hope they did have a future together.
There were two good performances from Rolf Saxon and Kelly Mcgillis, though Mcgillis did tend to scowl and grimace a lot.
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