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Re: Battesea Arts Centre Crave- Jess Cully
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007, 09:21:02 PM »
Sorry, that should be A and M hug, not A and B.

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Re: Battesea Arts Centre Crave- Jess Cully
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007, 09:20:18 PM »
I've just come from the BAC production and thought it was very well performed. This Crave is presented in a new way. The characters are in a room with a seated table with bottles of wine and glasses on in one corner, plus a couple of wooden chairs in the middle - we could be in a pub or wine bar, or in the living room of one of the characters. The play is a group conversation. The cast sit, get up, and stand in various attitudes, while speaking the lines as talking to each other in different combinations - sometimes in a pair, sometimes a group of three, occasionally all four. The romantic pairings are still A/C and B/M, but the foursome all interact. Some lines are given a new dimension by being delivered in an emotional tone - excited, impassioned or indignant - especially by C. The two women sometimes touch as though offering each other emotional support; at one point A and B hug while talking to each other, but A then returns to C. Mark Bell makes a reserved, contemplative A. He delivers the famous love monologue piece by piece (pausing before each 'and') in an even, thoughtful tone; he often skulks in corners while the other three are conversing animatedly; only in the final stages does he begin to display more outward emotion. Maya Barcot's M and Justin Mitchell Davey's B make a spirited, tactile couple, and Laura Cameron plays C rather like Jo McInnes played her part in 4.48 Psychosis. I enjoyed this performance, and director Matt Peover is to be congratulated for finding a different way of presenting the play. When Sarah wrote the play without background instructions or stage directions, she intended each individual director to fill in the gaps. Well worth watching.

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Battesea Arts Centre Crave- Chris Catchpole
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007, 09:19:35 PM »
Has anyone been to see the new production of Crave by Liquid Theatre? Being a big Kane fan and drama student myself I was quite disappointed by what I experienced. What are the thoughts of others who have seen it? Chris

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