Monday, 11 July 2011

Edward Gant's Amazing Feats Of Loneliness

The playwright, Anthony Neilson, wrote Edward Gant's Amazing Feats Of Loneliness when he was coming out of a long bout of depression. This may explain the psychedelic nature of the play currently presented by the Sydney Theatre Company.

Presented as a mix between circus and vaudeville the hardworking cast of four enact several whimsical tales of loneliness each of them featuring oddball, shunned characters. I was taken with Lindsay Farris, an interesting performer I have not encountered previously. The play is at times humorous, slightly disgusting, serious and most of all just plain weird.

The costumes by Romance Was Born are a delight.

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