RALLY ROUND RASCALLY PIRATE
GRANDADíS LUCKY STORM
Written by Rachel Callinan
Directed by Murray Lynch
Based on an original idea from Stephen Blackburn
Composed by Thomas Press
Designed by Theo Wijnsma
at Hannah Playhouse (previously Downstage), Wellington
From 5 Jul 2014 to 19 Jul 2014
Reviewed by Laurie Atkinson [Reproduced with permission of Fairfax Media], 8 Jul 2014
originally published in The Dominion Post
Rachel Callinan's Granddad's Lucky Storm for Capital E is unusual in that it is a play for children with the audience reduced to 30 people, the actors to one and the performance area to the size of a small room with seats in a semi-circle round the walls.
Jason Whyte is the only actor and, of course, he plays several roles once Granddad has settled his grandchildren (all 30 of us) into his cluttered home because his daughter needs a babysitter for an hour. [More]
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