Next up is another play, Jumping the Barriers, produced by the Courtyard Players at Space 2 @ The Space on the Mile, High Street, at 13:50 on Monday 22nd. Here’s the blurb: “Jumping the Barriers tells the story of a chance meeting on a train between a young graduate and a homeless man. James seemingly has it all – a good job, a nice flat in London and a girlfriend who loves him. Everything is sorted. And that’s the problem. Nothing exciting ever happens to him. Enter Nathan, a streetwise scouser who is homeless and has just bunked on the train. Their short journey shows us how first impressions can be deceiving, how often we take a lot for granted and that we always have a choice.”
I don’t know much about the Courtyard Players – in fact I don’t know anything. So this show is a complete leap of faith. There was something about it though that said I just had to book! Let’s hope my judgment is good. Check back about 3.00 to see what we thought of it and by then the preview blog for our next show should be available to read too.
My judgment was sound! This is an engrossing and elegantly written play that takes a couple of what you expect to be stereotypes and switches them around to challenge your prejudices and preconceptions. One train journey can change your life for good! Two superb central performances from Adam J S Smith and Chris Daley. Lovely feel good ending too. Very enjoyable and we’d thoroughly recommend it.