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Acts Of Redemption (Unrestricted View)

By | Published on Thursday 13 August 2015

Acts of Redemption

“A curate’s egg” is an expression I’ve gone my whole life without using, but it seems appropriate to this stylish performance of Ken Jaworowski’s ‘Acts of Redemption’ – it was “excellent in parts”. I laughed a lot. Joe Wredden’s role as the drunken suburban Romeo, beneath Juliet’s window, with a dead dog in a bin bag, was terrific farce. Frustratingly, the opening monologue was the strongest of the six by far – fluffs in those that followed glared in comparison to the seamlessness of the first. ‘Pulse’ and ‘Luck of the Draw’ were markedly overshadowed by the emotional wattage Akila Christiano managed in her portrayal of a thirty-something, socialite bitch, who is healed by the redemptive power of love.

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tw rating 3/5 | [Patrick Galbraith]