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The Glorious Damnation Of Eddie Small (Zut Alors Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 21 August 2015

The Glorious Damnation of Eddie

The spirit of blues legend Robert Johnson is resurrected in this inspired and original work by Zut Alors Theatre Company, a collaboration of young, talented graduates. This bluegrass musical, about stardom and the lengths we’ll go to get it, holds great potential. However, I later found out that it’s midway through a rewrite and alterations to the script are paramount. The characters come across as one-dimensional, and therefore the narrative turning points fail to engage us. This consequently leads to distaste for the protagonist, and a lack of empathy towards his decisions. Nonetheless, the cast’s energy is superb – they are obviously talented, and have exceptional performance ability. I just want to understand their characters more.

Bedlam Theatre, until 16 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Zita Campbell]