X-RATED BUT NOT TOO SENSATIONAL
SOME EXPLICIT POLAROIDS
by Mark Ravenhill
directed by Phillip C Gordon
REBELS & ROBOTS PRODUCTIONS
at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 14 Jun 2012 to 23 Jun 2012
Reviewed by Paul Simei-Barton, 18 Jun 2012
originally published in New Zealand Herald
Mark Ravenhill exploded on to the international theatre scene in 1996 with the provocatively titled and spectacularly successful Shopping & F******.
The New Zealand premiere of Some Explicit Polaroids finds the playwright in a more reflective mood as he draws a stark contrast between the frenzied anti-Thatcher activism of the mid-1980s and the ecstasy-fuelled "happy world" of London's fringe culture in the closing years of the 20th century. [More]
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