Thursday, June 6, 2013

Theatre: The Book Club

Written, directed and designed by Rodney Fisher
from the play by Roger Hall
Starring Amanda Muggleton
Subiaco Arts Centre until June 8, returning June 26 - 28  
Bruce Rock June 12
Mandurah June 15
Kalamunda June 18  
Thornlie June 20
Albany June 23

Playing one-handers is a fiendishly difficult craft. Taking an audience with you, and you alone, on the journey of a play requires a charisma and dexterity given to very few performers.
To make an art of it, as Amanda Muggleton has done, is rare to the point of collectible. As she had done in Shirley Valentine and Medea, and as she does here, in Rodney Fisher’s adaptation of Roger Hall’s perennial The Book Club, she uses her charm, and her wiles, to captivating effect.
Muggleton cascades out into her audience – very largely female, very many clearly book-club devotees themselves – and The Book Club becomes a conversation between the performer and us, a bond she makes, and holds, with all her practised skill and ease.

Link here to the complete review in The Wast Australian 

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