Created by Andy Davies. Performed by Nighthawke. Adelaide Fringe. March 6-8, 2014.
A worthy subject matter. A performer with stage presence. Descriptive prose that, in itself, is sure to sicken and galvanise in roughly equal measure. Why, then, does this solo presentation ultimately lack the particular quality that is spelled out in its title?
It is principally because this monologue, of an Australian soldier driven to serve in Afghanistan, is delivered in such a remorselessly consistent and understated tone, combined with the actor fixing himself firmly to the same spot on the stage for the entirety of the show's (relatively brief) duration.