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Walking the talk in the fun and farce of One For the Pot

Walking the talk in the fun and farce of One For the PotWalking the talk in the fun and farce of One For the Pot

July 22, 2017 – Published in The Record

Even from start of conversation regarding his role in the British farce One For the Pot, actor Eddie Glen’s seamless transitions between accents provides a charming appetizer to the quick wit being served on a stage in Cambridge this month.

To prepare for his role as Billy Hickory Wood, in the time-tested play authored by Ray Cooney in 1959 and coming to Dunfield Theatre Cambridge starting July 26, Glen has borrowed from his collection of well-mastered accents, particularly various British and Irish dialects.

It’s a talent that serves him well as he portrays Billy Wood, who finds himself in a position where he must prove he is the only surviving child of a rich mill owner in order to claim a sizeable fortune.

As with any good British farce, the plot thickens in ridiculous fashion after more would-be heirs emerge, each with their eyes on the prize. This humorous, multiple character development sees Glen’s aptitude for accents go into full swing, and sets the stage for two hours of fun and tomfoolery.

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