I’m no theatre critic but I loved it. It was funny and serious, you’ll laugh real hard too, and cry a bit.
I thought the set design was excellent. And the way that the actors used the space was fantastic. The way the story (and the actors) seamlessly transitioned between times (past/present) and characters (multi-generational/young/old). There are some tiny things I’d pick on, but overall, it was a great story/stories.
Who is it appropriate for? Well there’s heaps of swearing in the play, but not out-of-context for the story and there were themes not for little people. I’d definitely take my 15 year old, but the little ones might have to wait a couple of years for the next run. I reckon this should be remounted every five years, so the young ones can see it when they grow up.
Leah Purcell was great. Roxanne McDonald was excellent (as always – we love you Rox!) and Nathan Ramsay in my humble opinion is well on the way to becoming a STAR! Too deadly everyone.
Some links for you to chase up: (the hyperlinking function is playing up today – so forgive clumsiness below):
The Story of the Miracles of Cookie’s Table at QPAC:
Review of 2007 Production by Rebecca Whitton for Australian Stage:
Review of 2007 Production by Bruce Hallett for Sydney Morning Herald:
HatTip: To Melissa for organising and making us go! Thanks to Sandra, Jackie, Mel, Kate & Grace for being such lovely company.
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