High praise for wife-swapping comedy

Published: 6 July 2013
Reporter: Steve Orme

David Scott-Lucas and Sandy Easby as James and Jennifer Rogers in Casual Encounters

NoLogoProductions returns to Buxton Fringe with Andy Moseley’s Casual Encounters, a dark comedy praised as “terrific” by playwright Richard Bean.

The play was performed at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond in March. Richard Bean who penned One Man, Two Guv’nors, described it as “terrific, very funny with brilliant use of gags supporting the three-act structure”.

Moseley said, “To have someone like Richard praising my writing was fantastic. He’s at the top of his game and his comments made me feel very proud both about the play and the production.”

Casual Encounters features James and Jennifer Rogers who have been seeing a marriage guidance counsellor. When she tells them they should try something new, James decides this can only mean one thing—wife swapping.

The cast includes Sandy Easby, formerly a member of dance troupe Hot Gossip and personal trainer to the Spice Girls.

The Buxton shows are the first performances of an extended version of the play which will then move to the Camden Fringe.

NoLogoProductions also plan to take it to Edinburgh and other fringe festivals next year.

Casual Encounters will be presented at Underground Venues, The Square, Buxton on Monday and Tuesday (8 and 9 July) at 6PM; Sunday (14 July) at 2PM; and Monday 15 July at 6PM.