Touching the Blue
A wonderfully constructed character story leaves you hanging
This article is from 2010.
Clive Russell is instantly engaging, capturing the highs and lows of one-time snooker champion Derek Hodges as he stands on the brink of a comeback in a blackly comic monologue that gets progressively darker as the story unfolds until a shock ending that feels too sudden. You yearn for more insight into this wonderfully constructed character and his inherent faults.
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 29 Aug (not 16), 3.30pm, £11–£12.50 (£10–£11.50).