Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Theatre: Vernon God Little

By DBC Pierre

adapted by Tanya Ronder
Directed by Sarah Giles
Set designer Daniel Ampuero
Performed by WAAPA 3rd Year acting students
Roundhouse Theatre, WAAPA
4 – 10 May 2012

Damien Strothos and Megan McGlinchey 
(pic: Jon Green)
Tanya Ronder’s darkly comic adaptation of Vernon God Little, DBC Pierre’s Booker Prize-winning novel, gets a tight, entertaining showcase from WAAPA’s 3rd year acting students under the skilful, inventive direction of Sydney Theatre Company associate director Sarah Giles.
First staged by the Old Vic in 2007, the play has had a similarly mixed reception to the novel (fueled, in part, by the Australian-born Pierre’s decidedly flaky personal reputation), but Giles and her talented young cast amplify its strengths and neatly side-step most of its weaknesses.

Link here  to the complete review in The West Australian 

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