Tryst at the new Tabard Theatre

We’ve been to see the Tabard Theatre’s latest production and can confidently report it’s a tour de force. Seamlessly executed and masterfully acted, the play grabs you from the first scene and doesn’t put you down until the cast have left the stage. The revival of Tryst, the thriller by Karoline Leach, runs from 12 October to 5 November at Chiswick’s favourite theatre. The production stars musical theatre darling Natasha Barnes and uber talented Chiswick local Fred Perry who says the theatre had been hoping to obtain the rights to Tryst for a long time. Of the script, Natasha says, “I absolutely fell in love with it. I devoured the script in one sitting and knew straight away I wanted to be a part of it.”

Tryst is the first show at the theatre since the Tabard was fully refurbished by the new management team. The gripping drama, based on the true story of serial con man George Love, is simultaneously terrifying and heart wrenching. Cunning George encounters simple and sweet Adelaide, a lonely shop girl, and the drama unfolds from there. Tryst premiered in the West End in 1997 before opening on Broadway in 2006. Time Out New York said of a previous production that it “keeps you guessing throughout” – we found this particularly accurate… our jaws were left on the floor after the final scene!