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The Bunker Trilogy – Morgana (Jethro Compton)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

The cast of the King Arthur legend have certainly done their rounds among new adaptations, but I doubt they’ve shared their tale among sandbags and spitfires before. Mapping the Arthurian world onto that of WWI trenches with instant-firing impact, ‘Morgana’ introduces the beautiful enchantress Morgan le Fay into the loneliness of the battlefield, to work her spell on some rather modern chaps of the round table. Opening with some slightly superfluous dialogue, the show soon gives way to a sobering tale, staged with sensitivity and an eye for detail. Punctuated with hypnotising folk melodies (from the bewitchingly fantastic Serena Manteghi as Morgana) and jolly music hall sing-along, this heartening production attacks the senses and powerfully takes siege of the imagination.

C nova, until 26 Aug, 5.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Katharine Wootton]