Tom Sainsbury play is all talk
Talk, Written and Directed by Thomas SainsburyMaidment Studio, University of AucklandJuly 22 – 25The latest Thomas Sainsbury play “Talk” is about the away we use language. Sometimes we can manipulate people, sometimes we use it to expres
Fri, 23 Jul 2010
Talk, Written and Directed by Thomas Sainsbury
Maidment Studio, University of Auckland
July 22 – 25
The latest Thomas Sainsbury play “Talk” is about the away we use language. Sometimes we can manipulate people, sometimes we use it to express our feelings and other times we don’t know really know what we are talking about.
Sainsbury takes half a dozen seemingly disparate plots lines and weaves them together and then lets them unravel, exposing the characters and their weaknesses.
We see portraits of friends, colleagues and even ourselves with snippets of conversations taken from everyday life. He manages to massages these brief interchanges into tantalising episodes and then drops them, only to have them reemerge later in the play.
There is the talk back sex-line host who is being stalksed, the speech therapist who can’t cure her stuttering client and the eco poet who uses her words to create a veneer of social angst.
It’s a clever romp using language which ranges from the bawdy to the philosophical, providing an entertaining and occasionally insightful evening
The cast of Adamson, Dwayne Cameron, Todd Emerson, Lara Fischel-Chisholm, Andrew Hedley, Ash Jones, Renee Lyons, Florence Noble and Lee Smith-Gibbons all give great performances.
Fri, 23 Jul 2010
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