Oran Mor

A Play, a Pie and a Pint

“For producer David MacLennan and his team it’s been a stunning achievement”

Critics’ Circle Winner

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.

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  1. Val Aviss said;

    22 September 2012, 8:45 pm

    Dear Oran Mor , I wrote last week of my disappointment at the first offering of the season – a slow and rather lame one hander. But what a difference this week . Another one hander but as different as chalk from cheese. The Room in the Elephant gripped from beginning to end and the actor really engaged with the audience and the variation tone of voice exemplified a major contrast with the rendition in Dead Famous. Well done ! Excellent ! Keep it up ! Ps. Had already bought season ticket David.

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