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Rough Haired Pointer

Rough Haired Pointer

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About Rough Haired Pointer is a theatre company set up by Mary Franklin (director) and Carin Nakanishi (designer).
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Description Rough Haired Pointer have been described as ‘one of the most inventive and entertaining new theatre companies out there' (Exeunt). Past work includes the World Premiere of Joe Orton’s Fred & Madge (The Hope Theatre), The Boy Who Cried (the Hope and Tabard theatres) and The Young Visiters (The Hen & Chickens). Their work combines tumbledown charm, theatrical danger, organised chaos, headlong action, rough around the edges.
Awards Press for The Young Visiters | The Hen and Chickens | June 2013

Rupert Christiansen of The Daily Telegraph

“A delicious concoction, served up with wit, charm and grace, stylishly directed by Mary Franklin and animated by some brilliant comic acting.”


The Times ★★★

“Mary Franklin’s group Rough-Haired Pointer… offer adult laughs at the unchaperoned adventures of Ethel, yet respect the book’s barmy exuberance and gallant malapropisms. They frame it in a ramshackle, toybox style with rolling screens and outfits as crazily makeshift as a nursery game… Tom Richards is a wonderful Salteena, all clerkly mournfulness and humble ambition; Andrew Brock a bluffly venal Earl, Oscar Rickett a wearily condescending Prince (“the Diplomats are arriving and I am not much in the mood for deep talk…being royal has many painfull drawbacks”). Marianne Chase, in extreme nylon ringlets, masterfully delivers Ethel’s “speaking looks”, and nobody could distort his features into Edward Procurio’s “many and varius” sinister smiles more effectively than Leo Marcus Wan. The lad may be the new Kenneth Williams. Excellent fun.”



Susannah Clapp of The Observer

‘Sharp and sassy.”


The Public Reviews ★★★★

“this production (freshly adapted by director Mary Franklin) proves it is the silly and charming social commentary captured by the young Ashford that makes the story so enjoyable… Perfectly basic and intimate, designer Carin Nakanishi and Franklin have captured the charm of the story and the characters…

One never forgets one is watching a play, and that really isn’t meant as an insult. Be it the performances (all overplayed for laughs); the non naturalistic direction or even the wardrobe malfunctions (a wig th
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