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League Of St George (Bricks And Mortar Theatre Company With The King’s Head Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

The show starts with an unruly burst of live music, an appealing feature of the show that is irreverent, chaotic and creates a boisterous, rowdy atmosphere well suited to the 1970s skinhead setting. ‘League of St George’ tackles difficult issues such as being gay in a hyper-masculine, fascist subculture which comes to an intense climax. There are plenty of funny moments among the more serious scenes and the play sensitively handles Adam’s struggle with his sexual identity. Oliver Tunstall (Adam) gives a standout performance in a production that manages to be shocking and serious but above all entertaining. The punk band’s infectious energy will make you want to jump up and stomp around with them.

C nova, until Aug 26 (not 13), 9.55pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]