Brace yourself for an emotional ride, the audience of d’Animate’s three short Chekhov plays will find themselves thrown into the middle of the action. ‘The Proposal’, ‘The Bear’ and ‘Swan Song’ are brought to life in vibrant physical theatre and powerful acting by a small but very talented cast. This is an innovative and energetic approach to these plays which have been around for a long time, and which contain everything from humour to immense sadness. All three cast members have a commanding stage presence and switch easily between different characters, and though at times the longer monologues can get a little confusing and the set changes are quite lengthy, whether you know the plays or not, this is well worth a watch.
Spotlites @ The Merchant’s Hall, 3-15 Aug, 5.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lauren Houghton]