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Clever and Engaging Bastards

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David Ladderman is a brave and bold performer. He has created a solo Shakespeare piece, played to acclaim elsewhere, and now finds himself tailoring it to fit a laugh-hungry Christchurch audience.

Edmund from King Lear is the key character, and David delivers a potted version of the play with panache and style.  His resonant and articulate voice matches his deft physicality.  The audience wants to laugh, and David rarks up that aspect of the show to suit.  Expert use of audience volunteers sits alongside expert delivery of Shakespeare.

David is a notable local talent, whose work deserves attention.  Go and see this clever and engaging show.

BATTLE OF THE BASTARDS

Tea Cup Tent, BUSKER PARK, North Hagley Park, Christchurch
Until 25 Jan 2014

Reviewed by Elizabeth O'Connor, 19 Jan 2014

Clever and Engaging Bastards