Friday, 29 August 2014

Theatre: Friend or Foe....

Thank you Mercury Theatre. This was one of the best plays I've seen in a long time. The cast were perfectly chosen, the two main boys holding our attention throughout and just three other actors creating 11 other characters. Myself and three friends all raved about the excellent use of the unchanging stage set, how we believed all the places we were taken to. We marvelled at the huge amount of dialogue, all word perfect with good timing and believable accents. And amazing choreography for the river drowning/rescue sequence.


By Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by Daniel Buckroyd
Directed by Matthew Cullum
Designed by Keith Baker
Lighting Designed by Mark Dymock
Sound Designed by Tom Lishman

A thrilling tale of extraordinary friendship from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo (author of War Horse and The Butterfly Lion).

Evacuated from London at the height of the Second World War, David and Tucky can’t help feeling as though the fighting is a long way away from their new lives in the countryside. But then suddenly, one night, the skyline is lit up with gun flashes and the distant sound of bombing shatters their new found peace.
And when a German plane crashes on their farm the boys are plunged into a breathtaking adventure and faced with a life-and-death moral dilemma. 

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