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Rudy and Cuthbert: Mood Improver at Old 505

Photos: Phil Erbacher

CLOWN!  THERE’S CLOWNS OVER THERE.  CLOWNS!

Hear the word in your head and what image springs to mind?  Do you have circus and red noses appear before you?  Or is it the Marceau-like French clowning fraternity. Healers in frightwigs and doctor’s coats?  Or are you Coulrophobic and recoil from the thought?  Whatever associations interpolate with the word, I bet it’s big.  Big and broad.  And probably loud.

That is not what is going on at Old 505 theatre at the moment.  RUDY AND CUTHBERT are clowns of a different water.  No squirting flowers here.  Bonded together by a shared suit, the characters are innocents unleashed.   Ostensibly in front of us to perform that classic of naturalism, 12 ANGRY MEN, Rudy (Toby Blome: he wears the suitcoat) and Cuthbert (Zelman Cressey-Gladwin: he wears the pants) will create a world of love, empathy and hope that lifts the spirits engendering a joyous calm to take out into the storm.  Continue reading Rudy and Cuthbert: Mood Improver at Old 505

THERE WILL BE A …………… CLIMAX

THERE WILL BE A CLIMAX.
Production images Robert Catto
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Should you have somehow missed the metaphors of scale in the beginning of THERE WILL BE A CLIMAX, there is no subtlety later in the show.  The irony of a third-of-a person-sized My Little Pony should gallop it on home.  The pony arrives from the ‘heavens’ with a whole heap of other consumer items somewhere towards the climax… sort of climax … well hardly a climax … not my idea of a climax anyway.  Abandon all ye preconceptions who enter here! Continue reading THERE WILL BE A …………… CLIMAX