Thursday 5 August 2010


Brian Clemens, writer of this week's repertory season play at the Swansea Grand, also wrote or produced the TV scripts for "The Avengers" and indulged the widespread taste for alluring and physical gamines by casting Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, and the recently-canonised Joanna Lumley in the female role. Like the Avengers stories this play stretches the bounds of credibility to breaking point with bombs, shootings, feigned deaths, and contorted plot twists to the extent that you can only really take it as an absurd burlesque on the thriller/whodunnit genre. On that basis it was okay.