Hush

Rosa Laborde who wrote Leo, has done another thought provoking play. The critics did not like the structure and found it confusing, but I disagree. I thought it waas well structured – kept you wondering what exactly was happening, but paying attention. It then came together elegantly at the end.
Tara Rosling as Talia gave her usual great performance. She has such a fantastic voice and uses it so well. Graeme Somerville is another Shaw Festival regular that is a pleasure to watch. the frustrated lover and father all in one.
Someone to watch is Vivian Endicott-Douglas who gave a terrific performance as Lily. Just the right balance between the little girl and the about to be woman. The scene in which she demonstrates her new safety skills is hilarious.
We have probably seen Conrad Coates at Stratford, but did not notice him. Now we will be on the lookout for him.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Hush

  1. Keith says:

    I definitely agree with cathy on this one. Several plays we have seen recently have been structurally weak; this one certainly was not – the G&M critic is just nuts sometimes.The cast was also excellent. Rosling & Somerville are known and trusted performers, but Coates and Endicott-Douglas certainly kept right up with them.Very satisfying.

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