Orpheus

Orpheus
Adelaide Fringe 2019. Presented by Joanne Hartstone, The Flanagan Collective & Gobbledigook Theatre and Holden Street Theatres. Sunken Garden, Holden Street Theatres. Feb 16 – Mar 16, 2019

Orpheus is the perfect example of how powerful words, story telling and music can be.

From a sunken garden in Adelaide, we were transported to a raucous night on the town with a group of lads, and from there we time-travelled backwards remembering our early, fragile and dream-filled childhoods, where the world was full of wonder and colour. It is a world that most of us lock up in a strongroom inside us until there is a moment, a wonderful moment, when the greyness of the everyday is transformed by love and the journey that takes us on.

Alexander Wright is a writer to watch out for. He writes and performs with a passion and intensity that creates worlds and people in a way that reminded me of Dylan Thomas’s wonderful creation Under Milkwood.

Wright is ably accompanied by composer and fellow performer Phil Grainger who provides a sound track for the story and the music for the Karaoke sections!

This is a really enjoyable evening where the barriers between actor/playwright, composer/performer and audience disappear and everyone is carried along on a wonderful roller coaster ride through all the emotions that as humans we are lucky to experience.

Go and see this show – you won’t regret it.

Sally Putnam 

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