Clever and Engaging Bastards
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
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.
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