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The Autumn Of Han (Red Dragonfly Productions / Grist To The Mill)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

‘The Autumn of Han’ does not achieve brilliance, but it is certainly more than competent. The dialogue does well in conveying the spirit of the setting and production, and while the show does frequently lose momentum, it’s generally well acted; Michelle Yim in particular gives a convincing performance as the manipulative beauty, vain and self-assured ZhaoJun, but through the role conveys enough charm and passion for love, that her character does not seem irredeemable. The most natural and convincing dialogue in the play is her bitter and clever exchange with corrupt minister of selection, MaoYanShao. An interesting portrait of vanity, the price of beauty and peace, and the lengths to which people will go in search of vengeance.

theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, until 24 Aug (not 18), 5.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Otamere Guobadia]