The Thrill

The Thrill is not a reference to the sensation you get watching this play, amazed by the ability of actors like Lucy Peacock to become someone else so completely. It is I assume a reference to the thrill Elora and Julian feel when they realize they are in love, in spite of everything that should keep them apart. And the thrill Elora gets from simple pleasures like touch and taste. 

This is a tough play about tough subjects – the rights of the disabled, the right to die, and the right to live. You leave after it is over feeling that these are subjects we should talk about, but not willing to discuss them right now. The walk home was very quiet. 

There were stellar performances from Nigel Bennet as Julian, Robert Persichini as Francis and Patricia Collins as Hannah, although the statement that Lucy Peacock is one of the finest actors in Canada is demonstrated beyond doubt n this play. Dean Gabourie has again demonstrated his ability to get the best out of the Studio space>

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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 The Thrill

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Another great production in a wonderful season. Not quite as strong in the second half as the first – but that’s the play not the performances, which were great throughout.

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