Monday, November 7, 2011

Theatre: Music from the Whirlwind

by John Aitken
Directed and designed by Lawrie Cullen-Tait
Performed by Brendan Ewing
The Metcalfe Playhouse
3 – 5 November, 2011

Theatre should give us entertainment, emotion and education. Whatever else you say about the revival of Music from the Whirlwind, WA playwright John Aitken’s powerful exposé of the dangerous relationship between Dmitri Shostakovich and the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, it certainly delivers on the last of these. Brendan Ewing, the edgy, distinctive actor who plays the Russian composer in this single hander, provides plenty of the others.

Link here to the complete review in The West Australian

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