The Clockmaker

Stepehn Massicotte (who also wrote The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion)has created a strange world that keeps you in suspense right to the end. What is Hell? what is heaven? and how can you tell?
Damien Atkins was superb as Monsieur Pierre, as were Clare Calnan as Frieda and Christian Goutsis as Herr Mann, but it was Kevin Bundy who stole the show as Adolphus. Like so many men who abuse their women, he was charming, vulnerable, weak and nasty, all at once. The woman in front of me could hardly contain herself – every time he promised that things would be different, I know she wanted to sneer “that’s what they all say”.
A strange little play, unsettling and surprising but worth watching.


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 The Clockmaker

  1. Keith says:

    Actually, the woman in front did not contain herself, talking and grunting throughout the show. I was tempted by the thought of a little abuse.While I hope there is a special circle of hell for people who talk during plays, it was nice to see Pierre and Frieda both get their own versions of heaven, even if Pierre's was theoretically hell.I agree that the play is rather strange, but it was interesting and generally well acted, although I felt Damien Atkins was dangerously close to playing The Little Tramp – he just needed a cane to twirl.

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