Monday, February 17, 2014

Theatre: The House Where Winter Lives

Written by Fran Moulds, Maxine Doyle, Matt Blake and Peter Higgin
Directed by Peter Higgin and Maxine Doyle
Design by Sean Turner and Olivia Altaras
Performed by Matt Blake, Kat McGarr (alt. with Fran Moulds)
PIAF until March 23

Ollie is four-and-a-half, slap-bang in the middle of the age group Punchdrunk’s The House Where Winter Lives is recommended for. He’s got bright, alert eyes and a shock of jet-black hair. When Mrs Winter put a little dollop of dough in front of him and announced that he and the other kids around her kitchen table were going to make gingerbread men, he could contain himself no longer:
“I already had some gingerbread, THIS MORNING!”
With that, the walls between us and Mr and Mrs Winter (Matt Blake and Olivia Altaras) dissolved, and we were in the Winters’ cosy kitchen, sheltered from the snow and any 21st century, middle-of-Perth reality that tried to impinge on us.

Link here to the complete review in The West Australian

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