Lantern’s Iguana drama

DGP - Night of the Iguana, Lantern Theatre, Monday 20 May - Saturday 25 May ' Juliet Ibberson, Caroline Cooper, David Reid,  Alexandra Rafter
DGP - Night of the Iguana, Lantern Theatre, Monday 20 May - Saturday 25 May ' Juliet Ibberson, Caroline Cooper, David Reid, Alexandra Rafter

The Lantern Theatre’s resident amateur group the Dilys Guite Players will be turning up the heat next week as they perform Tennessee Williams’ last great masterpiece, The Night of the Iguana.

Set in the blistering temperatures of 1940’s Mexico, the story explores a minister’s shattered faith and his cataclysmic undoing as he questions the principles with which he has led his life.

The Night of the Iguana is a story about three people “at the end of their rope” – hovering dangerously at the precipice of the unknown – damaged individuals who are seeking a release from whatever bonds have captured them.

It is the drama of a clueless bachelor enslaved to both his intellect and his appetites and forced to choose between a ballbusting woman-of-the-flesh and a frigid woman-of-the spirit.

David Reid plays the fallen Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, with the various women played by Jennifer Derbyshire, Lori Delaney, Alexandra Rafter, Juliet Ibberson and Caroline Cooper who also directs.

The Night of the Iguana runs from Monday to Saturday at the Lantern Theatre.