Thursday 23 August 2012 | By Lewis Wade
ED2012 Theatre Review: Swordy-Well (University Of Manchester Drama Society)
Swordy-Well Slaughterhouse has hit hard times and its owner must decide whether he can betray his morals in order to save his beloved business and protect his employees. This production deals with the difficulties of staying true to your ethics in corporate Britain, while also struggling with philosophical ideas surrounding the balance of nature. These concerns (and more if it can be believed) are all interwoven and connected through a narrative strand made up of unpretentiously sharp dialogue. Juggling so many issues should be more than a collegiate drama group can handle but every performer is more than capable; physical theatre, character commitment and comedic timing are all present in perfect equilibrium. Ambitious, original and highly thought-provoking.
theSpace on North Bridge, 1-25 Aug (not 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24), 5.05pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lewis Wade]