Dark humour and sharp wit
Whiter Than Snow, by Mike Kenny, Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, March 7In a war-torn country members of the Franz family are struggling to tour their latest production - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Whiter Than Snow, by Mike Kenny, Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, March 7
In a war-torn country members of the Franz family are struggling to tour their latest production - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
All is not well because the leading lady has eloped with the prince and there are only four available dwarfs.
Frieda, daughter of the family, is begging to play Snow White but her father, Otto, suddenly finds the ideal actor - a beautiful young woman with a fantastic memory for lines. But is she, perhaps, a little too perfect in a world where science has a sinister presence?
Graeae's quick-witted, challenging and uncompromising production is packed with dark humour and shrewd observations.
- 1 Ex-Town loanee Bonne looks set to depart QPR
- 2 Town centre road closed after becoming flooded in torrential rain
- 3 'Nottingham Knockers' targeting homes in east Suffolk village
- 4 Fears over impact of cottage plans on landmark Suffolk windmill
- 5 Pub with 'gorgeous views' named one of UK's best waterside drinking spots
- 6 Road near Ipswich flooded as drivers forced to find alternative routes
- 7 Severe delays on A12 as carriageway floods during extreme rainfall
- 8 Stu says: Six observations following 1-0 win at Burton
- 9 Live updates as Suffolk students pick up their A-Level results
- 10 Lorry carrying mobile home stopped on A14 in Suffolk for being too wide
Just as the audience thinks it can - after an early jolt - relax and enjoy a comic fairy tale, uncomfortable truths are aired and difficult issues examined about our attitudes to people who are different from the “norm”.
This was a true ensemble performance; thought provoking, brilliantly conceived and enacted with the aid of an ingenious, multi-purpose set.