High Life

Four losers in search of a score – sounds depressing doesn’t it? But when the losers are Diego Matamoros (Dick), Michael Hanrahan (Bug), Oliver Dennis (Donnie) and Mike Ross (Billy), the result is a fantastic evening of theatre. The play is a comedy, with laugh out loud moments, but you can’t help feeling sorry for these losers, who somehow never had a chance.
It is tempting to single out one performer, but all of them were so good it seems pointless. Donnie has to pee: Dick has to keep all of them in the car -the dialogue was familiar to every parent in the audience.
The playwright, Lee MacDougall is new to me, but I will certainly keep an eye out for other productions of his plays.
Maybe I’ll meet him on the street here in Stratford.


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.
This entry was posted in Diego Matamoros, Lee MacDougall, Michael Hanrahan, Mike Ross, Oliver Dennis, Soulpepper 2012. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to High Life

  1. Keith says:

    Another bunch of addicts like the Tyrone's, but how different!I was not keen to see this – I was expecting a stage version of Trailer Park Boys – but this was fast, tight, funny and beautifully acted.Why did I care about these losers?I don't know, but I did. Put it down to great acting/producing/writing.

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