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Morgan Stern (Company Of Rogues)

By | Published on Saturday 12 August 2017

A competent but otherwise unexciting show, ‘Morgan Stern’ tells the story of one man’s guilt, and the opportunity that arises for him to correct his ways. The one man performance features a character known only as “The Gent”, who has remained trapped on our mortal plain for 221 years since his death. This is because he is the guardian and spiritual protector of a young boy named Morgan Stern who, like The Gent’s daughter, has schizophrenia. Regularly jumping between The Gent’s era and Morgan’s, the play highlights the stigmas against mental illness over the recent centuries. The performance by Graeme Rhodes is committed and consistent, although the production as a whole is unconvincing. Ultimately, a diverting but uninspiring show.

C Primo, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [James Napleton]