Morten Kiil in An Enemy of the People, Crucible Theatre 2010

Morten Kiil in An Enemy of the People, Crucible Theatre 2010

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Housebound

Housebound

"Jim is bristling with frustration and anger and he makes the Victor Meldrew character look like one of the Laughing Cavaliers; leaving the audience at times as breathless as Lucy is agitated with his constant stream of complaints about everything under the sun.
Jim's overiding grievance is the demise of his crime ridden neighbourhood and the apparent lack of law and order and with Halloween night fast approaching we see a very touching scene which reveals it is also the anniversary of the death of the couple's daughter, Annie.
A very thought provoking play, billed as a comedy, but far too close to home for many people to be comfortable with. For it could just be a street near you."
- What's On Stage - At Hull Truck Theatre

"Roger Bingham as Jim enforced his character strongly throughout...
This was a very warm presentation of some serious social and psychological issues and was dealt with beautifully both in the script and the performance. There were many poignant moments that made the relationship between the characters real."
- The Public Reviews - At Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax

"This is a fast-paced, energetic piece, with plenty of humour that lets the social comment work without being preachy. And the performances of the three protagonists do it full justice, particularly in the marital bickering matches, and in the progress of their would-be burglar from unfocused rage to a more honest admission of pain. Lively, funny, thought-provoking and humane theatre. (John Christopher Wood)"
- Venue - At Rondo Theatre, Bath

"Housebound is different again, still a comedy but one about a hostage, a teenage druggie burglar hit by a golf club and chucked into the cellar below by pensioner Jim (Roger Bingham), a South Yorkshire cross between Victor Meldrew and Clint Eastwood's vigilante in Gran Torino.
Lane's taut drama and Keith Hukin's even tauter cast are worth it."
-The Press, York - At Harrogate Theatre

"Housebound explores the idea of what would happen if the elderly (specifically near-septuagenarian Jim, played with aplomb by Roger Bingham) fought back against an intruder.
Roger Bingham plays moaner Jim well, gradually building up a detailed picture of a man who will prove to be capable of extreme acts."
- The Public Reviews - At Harrogate Theatre

"An elderly couple Lucy and Jim live in a street that is declining. Jim, who makes Victor Meldrew the epitome of tolerance, is frustrated with everything from speeding cars, dropped litter, crime on his doorstep to the weakness of the justice system.
Annie Sawle, Roger Bingham and William Croft give fine and subtle performances and flesh out characters who could easily be two-dimensional or stereotyped.
There is never a stagy gesture or unnecessary movement; the pauses are held for just the right length. The serious psychological issues are neatly balanced with poignant humour.
This was as good a piece of live theatre as we are likely to see at the Queen's Hall this year."
- Hexham Courant