This is thought provoking production, and is a vivid and valuable starting point for serious discussion and action
Author Archive | Paul T Davies
One of the best elements of the evening was us, the audience, the British, still laughing at ourselves and appreciating the irony of the lies politicians speak and the truths people live. It made me feel strangely patriotic.
It hasn’t helped this production also that current West End farce mega-hit The Play That Goes Wrong visited this venue just a few weeks ago, underlining further how archaic this type of farce is.
This is a play that never feels the need to shout or become hysterical, yet brims with anger, passion and love, and tunes in with our own questioning of national identity.
This piece isn’t going to change the face of theatre, but it delivers what it is required to do, and is as entertaining as the excellent wedding band that occasionally, unexpectedly, crop up out of James Button’s excellent design.
Overall, despite a good cast and production values, the play doesn’t reach the heights it could have.
The production of A Clockwork Orange is a kind of Berkoff ballet, true to the spirit of the source material, but imprinted with an originality that will stay with you after the play ends. If you like your theatre muscular and direct, this is the show for you!
Catch this extraordinary production on its tour; it has a quiet anger that says more than a hundred plays that shout for your attention.