Saturday, 8 March 2014

Once in Royal David's City

Belvoir Street Theatre

'Once in Royal David's City', a new play by Michael Gow, explores theories about the theatrical style of Bertolt Brecht and political theories about class wars between the ruling and working classes.

Will (Brendan Cowell) is a theatrical director who is invited to teach theatre to school students. Still suffering bereavement from his father's recent death and further stressed by the poor health of his mother Will is weighed down by the meaning of life's struggles.

This is a wonderfully well acted work by an ensemble of eight performers on a bare stage which uses moments of lightness and humour to ask the very serious question 'why is it so'?

Brendan Cowell is outstanding.

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