"Sexual Perversity in Chicago"
As a devotee and student of the work of David Mamet, I leapt at the opportunity to review Living Pictures production of “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” at the Sherman Cymru for the British Theatre Guide. I treated myself to a birthday trip to see it in London’s effervescent West End several years ago – a production starring Matthew Perry, Hank Azaria, Minnie Driver and Kelly Reilly. This production is on a somewhat smaller scale, and rather less starry (although it does feature Claire Cage, who's featuring in BBC3’s “Being Human” at the time of writing) but no less effective for that. It’s dominated by the bear-like figure of Robert Bowman, who is also the director. As I say in my review, it’s quite heartening to see that the sophisticated Cardiff theatre audience hasn’t grown so jaded that some of the language used and opinions expressed can no longer elicit gasps of shock.