by Bill Cronshaw
Neil takes a bold step when he enrols as a mature student at the University of Tirton. Little does he realise what’s in store as he discovers a world far removed from the images in the prospectus. And how can three women at the University possibly predict the impact this new student will have upon them?
A funny and moving tale of the effects of great literature, cheap lager, love and homeopathic medicine…Oh, and learning!
This play contains some strong language which some may find offensive.
Bill Cronshaw’s comic take on university life howed that distractions such as cheap lager and the fluttering eyelashes of the opposite sex can divert attention from your studies, whether you’re 50 or a fresh-faced 18-year old.Rachel Armstrong, This is Gloucestershire review 2006
Ivory Towers, the Dreamshed Theatre company’s latest production at The Playhouse told the story of Neil, who took a bold step when he enrolled as a mature student at the University of Tirton. The Cheltenham playwright created a character discovering a world far removed from the images in the prospectus. As he struggled with the workload, Neil fell prey to the forbidden charms of his teacher, big-hearted Geordie lass Dr Stephanie Revell, armed with her doctorate and quick wit. Roseanne Brian shone as student counsellor Jane Moss, whose patchouli candles and whale song CDs heal the ills of the campus. She handed out guidance with a sprinkling of homeopathic medicine – there is no crisis basil and lavender can’t heal. It was a clever, funny and moving tale of the effects of great literature and £1-a-pint nights, and another enjoyable evening in The Playhouse stalls.