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The King And Queen Of The Universe (Slippers & Rum)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

Slippers & Rum’s production of Kurt Vonnegut’s short story exudes sophistication. This is partly due to the decadence of the 1930s upper-crust society that the piece portrays, but it’s mostly down to the skill of the actors playing them. Vonnegut’s plot involves the revelation of social differences, and looks at how this shatters the lives of those naïve to it beforehand. Frankly, it is the best of this type of play that I have seen. Tom Powell’s stage adaptation, whilst perhaps lacking a little scenery, was managed very well indeed; at the end I actively wanted it to continue. Moving and poignant, it’s not likely that I will forget this show in a while.

C aquila, until 23 Aug, 1.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Samuel Evan Graydon]