One of the most touching and intimate plays of the 20th Century is deftly brought to life in this superb production. In Terence McNally’s earthy comedy Frankie is a scared New York diner waitress who works with the intense Johnny, a cook. These two people disappointed by life, both lonely in the big city, share a night of passion that reveals so much more than either would have guessed. You almost feel a voyeuristic onlooker as you watch these two people desperately clinging to their own sense of individuality and self worth as much as each other.
By Jane McKell
Middle Ground’s national touring Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is as beautifully crafted as Debussy’s music in the title - played pianissimo with intensity and distance.