Monday, April 30, 2012

Theatre: Skin

Written, directed and performed by Humphrey Bower

With music by Leon Ewing
Blue Room Theatre
April 24 – May 12, 2012

It’s no secret that I didn’t buy into the acclaim that surrounded Humphrey Bower’s award-winning Wish last year. Despite the quality of the performances, and of the production generally, in my view the story – of a lonely man’s emotional and sexual relationship with a female gorilla – lacked the necessary wider meaning or allegorical power to justify its lurid premise.
Bower returns to the Blue Room with Skin, a first-person telling of the stories of two Australian men in alien environments. It has all the strengths of Wish, and the great advantage of having something real to say about us, and our lives.

Link here  to the complete review in The West Australian

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