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Sunday, 28 November 2004
Théâtre promenade

Under Milkwood

Tonight I went to the Odd Youth Theatre production of Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas. It was the first time I have been to promenade theatre, where the sets are scattered around a hall and the audience (and cast) move around between them. The audience had to stand around or perch on stage items, as no chairs were provided. However we were warned by the director that if we found ourselves in the spotlight we should move aside as it would mean that a member of cast was about to use the stage or prop.  It worked very well, but I would have put the cast in silent shoes because the noise of their moving about all the time was distracting at times.  Accoustics was sometimes an issue.  Sound and language is very important for this play, and I did occassionally miss some of the dialogue.  It would have been a good idea to go to two shows (e.g. Friday and Saturday night) and hang around on different ends of the hall to be able to absorb the action fully.

Bluemeanie and Pinkie were narrators.  Spenkers and her family were also at the play tonight, and Alex made an interesting observation. He said that the audience were like cockroaches, moving out of the light and into the dark all evening.

Posted by bigblue on 28/11/2004 at 12:24 AM
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