Budding (and broke) photographer James and his relationship dramas lie at the heart of George Johnston’s new play Snapshot. His barely-out banker boyfriend Daniel pays the lion’s share of the bills but has problems sharing his feelings, his new benefactor Frank has as many designs on being a sugar daddy as a genuine supporter, and old college friend and aspiring actor Olivia can’t keep away either.
On the face of it, Jamie has it all. A handsome, successful and, let’s make no bones about it, pretty rich boyfriend. A fabulous fag hag and a nice older gentleman friend who shares his love of art and photography. But, this is not enough for our James.
Have you seen the myriad five- and four-star reviews for our Featured Show, Mingled Yarn Theatre’s two-hander play with music based on Joseph Moncure March’s once-banned 1928 poem THE WILD PARTY? Here’s a selection of some of our favourite review quotes.
A poem performed as a 65 minute play and in the most innovative and inviting way imaginable, as a nifty two-hander interspersed with postmodern jukebox-style songs. Joey Akubeze and Anna Clarke made a stunning job of engaging the audience in Joseph Moncure March’s piece.
First published in 1928 (having been banned and rejected for its sheer filth) this adaptation embraces the rhythm of the Joseph Moncure March narrative poem and of the time but whilst Anna Clark and Joey Akubeze give the 16 characters they play between their all there is something that makes this production feel a bit disjointed.
Cheeky, quirky, full of fun and fruit, The Wild Party gives you an intimate taste of the ’20s in a way you’ve never quite experienced before. Two actors adorn the stage. One is a lithe temptress who oozes charisma, the other is her offbeat sidekick who lurks in the shadows.
Poetry dramatised: for me, the real strength in Mingled Yarn Theatre’s staging of The Wild Party is in providing a platform for Joseph Moncure March’s full, unadulterated poem.
Joseph Moncure March’s narrative poem managed the remarkable feat of having two musical adaptations thereof running in the same year in New York, one of which – by Michael John LaChiusa – will be the first show in the newly rebranded The Other Palace next month. Getting in early though is Mingled Yarn Theatre Company with their own cabaret-influenced interpretation of The Wild Party, running now at The Hope Theatre.