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REVIEW: Steptoe Son at The Everyman Theatre

Productions at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

The opening night of Steptoe and Son attracted a large audience of all ages, which goes to show how popular the original TV comedy was and still is today.

This production is an adaption taken from a different perspective, performed by the Kneehigh Theatre Company. Albert and Harold Steptoe have been through a lot. They have seen two wars and have watched the world change around them. Stuck in a rut, they continue the daily drudgery of carrying on the family rag and bone business together, albeit rather reluctantly. The story covers the relationship between father and son over a number of years, and in particular the effects that missing female figures have on both their lives.

I have to admit that it did take about 10 minutes to get used to the West Country accent, when you were automatically expecting a Cockney one. The play contains lots of comic moments and was complemented by music from the sixties and seventies which brought the era to life and also shows Harold, the son to be pretty nimble on his feet. 

 Steptoe and Son runs until 3 November - don't miss it.

  • Event: Steptoe and Son at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
  • Date: Tuesday 30 October - Saturday 3 November 2012
  • Time: 7.45pm; matinees at 2pm on Thurs & Sat
  • Tickets: from £11
  • Where: The Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ


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