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A single man stopping a fleet of armoured vehicles is an inspiring image, one that has ignited the imagination of playwright Lucy Kirkwood. Not a masked avenger, yet he is still a mystery man, standing up against military might.
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 | Read more
There are some beautiful young spirits in this cast, who attack each song with unbridled energy and enthusiasm. Their ability to hold both pitch and focus throughout a very warm performance was commendable.
Despite committed characterisations from the cast, Mark Colvin's Kidney feels like a mismatched transplant, a graft of verbatim on to a more traditional dramatic narrative which, at the end of the two hour operation, the host rejects.
It not only imitates life, it penetrates the emotional heart of a terrible trauma, re-enacts it, and universalises it in one of the most direct acts of catharsis I have ever seen.
Utilising a talent base of actors with disabilities, Back to Back Theatre aim to create contemporary performances based on the experiences and imaginings of participants and, in the process, devise works that hold more universal truths.
Saturday, 04 March 2017 | Read more
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