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Punk Rock (Centre Stage)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

If Punk Rock contained any punk rock, I barely noticed. Titular fallacy aside, this teen drama bubbles and brews to an inevitable but tense climax. High school dramas are great because they allow us to condense the breadth of society into one building, throw in the catalyst of adolescent hormones and watch the fireworks. Punk Rock focuses on friendships with people who don’t act like friends, and what can happen when we misjudge these relationships. The young cast ably handle lengthy scenes of dialogue, and Becky Love well portrayed Lilly as equally terrified of and drawn to the disturbed William. However, the play seemed unnecessarily long and doesn’t add much to the teen existential canon. Next time: more punk, please.

theSpace on North Bridge, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Hannah Cutting]