Assembley Hall

1 Aug – 1Sept




Arriving in the venue,  the room is laid out in a classroom style complete with blackboards and it’s announced that we are all here enrolled on some undisclosed course.  The lecturers/teachers are creators and performers Terry O’Donovan, Stuart Barter and Clare Dunn.  Like all good school children the members of the class do what they are told as they work their way through a series of tests, following instructions to raise your arm, move your chair often accompanied by sharp spoken word, and even confetti throwing to music also played by Stuart.

This is a cleverly judged piece charting the success and failures of young Jennifer throughout her life the idea being that you may succeed and fail but as Bobby McFerrin said, “Don’t worry, be happy”.

The show ends in a bizarre class line dance; “kick your right leg..walk round…stand, arm in the air, turn 90 degrees…jump!” which has the whole class animated Cotton-eyed Joe style. Interactive, inventive, charming, well produced and delivered with gusto.  4 STARS

 four stars

Reviewer – Dave McMenemy

Posted on August 7, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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