"Photo Finish"

<p><strong><a href="http://www.thepublicreviews.com/photo-finish-the-customs-house-south-shields/" title="Permanent Link: Photo Finish – The Customs House, South Shields">Photo Finish &ndash; The Customs House, South Shields</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Writers: Ed Waugh &amp; Trevor Wood&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Director: Jack Milner</strong></p> <p>Venue: Customs House, South Shields</p> <p><strong>The Public Reviews Rating: </strong><span style="font-size:28px;"><strong>**</strong><strong>*</strong><strong>**</strong></span></p> <p>Maintaining the backdrop of a horse-racing theme, the world premiere of &lsquo;Photo Finish&rsquo; follows hot on the heels of &lsquo;Good to Firm&rsquo; and &lsquo;Raising The Stakes&rsquo; (see reviews by Linda Barker and Ian Cain, respectively). The third and final part of the Waugh &amp; Wood trilogy focusing on the flawed Fletcher family is surely the best and funniest yet.</p> <p>I don&rsquo;t quite know if it were due to the introduction of a new leading lady, the input of a new director (Jack Milner takes over from Mark Wingett, who directed the first two instalments), a more finely-honed script from Wood and Waugh &ndash; or the combination of all those factors, but somehow this production had enough crackle and sparkle to put Bonfire Night in the shade.</p>