Two plays for the price of one,
Both the boys were very enthusiastic and were clearly giving the performance their all, portraying their characters with both understanding and charisma.
Brothers, written by Ben Jeffreys, focuses on the mysterious relationship between two boys, inviting the audience to speculate how their lives are linked. Although it’s a good concept, it doesn’t come together and with huge chunks of dialogue and not much movement, it takes a while to warm up and fully engage the audience. Sisters, written by Chloe Morton, is a comedy with a darker twist which explores corruption in the British media through cross-dressed nuns. Although well performed, both of the plays are quite slow-paced and lacking in energy which makes the endings seem incredibly rushed, leaving the audience unable to empathise with the characters.
The characters in both of the short plays were played by George Longworth and Robbie Taylor-Hunt who were extremely likeable and versatile, putting on an entertaining performance. Both the boys were very enthusiastic and were clearly giving the performance their all, portraying their characters with both understanding and charisma. Taylor-Hunt’s performance as the flamboyant Ian in Sisters is particularly commendable, getting plenty of laughs from the audience.
Overall, both of the plays are cleverly written with likeable characters and intriguing plots. However, the production just doesn’t quite hit the mark.