Review: Bunbury is Dead

Bunbury is Dead. Pic: Comp
Bunbury is Dead. Pic: Comp
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THIS show takes the wit and works of Oscar Wilde and transforms it into a new piece that explores the life of Bunbury - the ‘invalid relation’ of Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest.

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The writing is accomplished – the words of Wilde and the new sections seamlessly integrated with Wilde-esque twists and turns that are a homage to a great playwright.

However, the actors do not live up to their roles. Many performances are one-note, and tones repetitive.

The blocking is staid and often finds actors circling the bed on stage.

The space does them no favours too, and with only one lamp, and natural light pouring in, it does not allow for the theatrical atmosphere that might have lifted the piece.

Until Saturday