By Peter Shaffer. Director: Chris Baldock. Mockingbird Theatre Company. Brunswick Mechanic’s Insitute - Performing Arts Centre. August 3 – 17, 2013.
When Peter Shaffer’s play about a boy who mutilates horses first opened in 1973 it was considered confronting, shocking, and disturbing. It still is, but the word exhilarating must be added, because of this production. This is theatre at its finest; an astonishing collaboration of text, performance and direction. To be prosaic, it’s bloody marvellous.