ONE  of  Neil Simon’s most beloved comedies is currently playing at The Shaftesbury Theatre in Dawlish this  week. 

Barefoot in the Park is being performed at the venue by the Dawlish Repertory Company, and the show opened  at the theatre earlier this week.

 Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter are excited to begin their life together in their new apartment in Manhattan. 

It may be small and a six-flight climb, the heating may be busted and snow may be falling through the skylight, but nothing can quash their newlywed bliss.

Paul is a straight-laced lawyer and Corie a romantic free-spirit; nevertheless, opposites attract and the two are wild about each other. Corie decides to set her conservative widowed mother up with their eccentric, bohemian neighbour – Mr Velasco. 

A wild night ensues, one that highlights just how different Corie and Paul are. 

The young couple must learn how to accept and embrace their differences as they learn that marriage is no easy walk in the park – shoes or no shoes.

The production runs until  June 10 with performances at  7.30pm. 

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