Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Congratulations to Shila Bailey who has been chosen as this weeks winner of our Critics' Circle Competition for her review of The Room in the Elephant.
Here is the review that Shila submitted:
The “Room in the Elephant” today, outlined through Gary Beadle’s sheer force of personality, the utterly contemporary contradiction of fame and anonymity. Titus wanted to be an actor…Banksy wants to be anonymous. Ironically, neither can truly have what they want and this conflict is played out through the dramatic and emotive monologue of a man whose life is contained in one shopping trolley. Particularly striking was the backdrop illustration of a human electrical heart complex, for that, surely, is the seat of our yearnings, contradictory as they ever are…An inventive theatre piece which lingered afterwards in the mind…
If you are coming along to see Chalk Farm this week, don't forget to leave a review for the Critics' Circle and you could be the next proud owner of a bottle of Malt Whisky.