Proof, Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury

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Last night turned out to be a pleasant change from reviewing London fringe and West End shows, with a visit to Aylesbury’s Limelight Theatre, which is part of the Queen’s Park Arts Centre.

The original Broadway production of David Auburn’s Proof won the Tony Award for Best New Play ten years ago, and tells of Catherine, who is struggling to come out of her mathematician father’s shadow at the same time as worrying that she may have inherited the mental illness that plagued him for years.

Although the play is set in Chicago, director Nikita Strange wisely has the three actors who play the central family retain their English accents, so they can concentrate on the tensions and the humour that come with familial bonds. It does on occasion mean that the slightest difference in idiom sounds wrong, but it brings more benefits than problems.

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Proof, Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury4Scott Matthewman2011-07-27 12:36:45Last night turned out to be a pleasant change from reviewing London fringe and West End shows, with a visit to Aylesbury’s Limelight Theatre, which is…