"CONFUSIONS - Mountbatten Players"

Confusions was a fusion. of characters and plays offering a wry look at human nature in different situations with hilarious results. Mountbatten Players combined their talents to direct and act in five interlinked plays by Alan Ayckbourn supported by the melodic Simon Burvill Orchestra and a slick backstage crew.

The second half was stronger; with a faster pace, better observations of character and some talented direction. Between Mouthfulls, directed by Scott Jones, stood out for its slick choreography. Peter Pitcher (Mr Pearce/Harry) and Shaun Young (Waiter/Vicar/Terry) showed great versatility of Character and provided some of the most entertaining moments. Wendy Mansbridge (Mrs Pearce) should also be commended for her performance. Tom Rule (Arthur) was reminiscent of Jamie Bell in Billy Elliot and should go far My main criticism Is that some of the characters weren't cast to their potential. This group are worth following.

Rebecca Welsh writes for the Curtain Call column in Southampton's Daily Echo.