The stars of The Fugitive: Robin Hood Retold, speak to Kryztoff about the play and their roles in it.
By Lucy Campbell
“You’ve killed God!” exclaims the earnest Thomas Huxley to an ill and burdened Charles Darwin as he enthuses of Darwin’s as-yet-unfinished ‘Origin of the Species.’ Thus begins the first real biopic of Charles Darwin, cleverly crafted in the hands of director Jon Amiel and actor Paul Bettany. Beautifully shot and recreated,
Creation speeds back and forth through time as Darwin comes to grips with the death of his daughter Annie, whilst at the same time struggling to finish his revolutionary theories. With quite a brilliant performance from Bettany, he’s well-supported by Jennifer Connolly as his deeply religious wife and Martha West as the precocious dead daughter Annie. But anyone hoping for an insight into Darwin’s theories, or how those twenty years were spent slowly deconstructing the Christian world’s entire existence will be disappointed.
This is not a film about Darwin’s theories, but about his personal life and his inner struggle between religion and truth. The few scenes of Darwin actually working seem sketchy to say the least: snippets of Darwin jotting down in a notebook, a seemingly brief encounter with a chimp and a bit of unexplained peering into a microscope. The film tends to sag a little in the middle under the considerable weight of Darwin’s family and personal life, and at its weakest when overly emotional, but through it all still keeps its course and satisfies us. Above all, Creation is a film of the power of individual thought, the repercussions of which we still feel today, and the unshakeable human desire for truth and understanding.
Peaches n Gin are the newest ladies in the Adelaide burlesque revival. Peaches n Gin feature Luna Eclipse and Sapphire Snow and supporting dancers in a smorgasboard of traditional burlesque, swing, belly dance and modern interpretative. An entertaining two hours had the full house at Nexus roaring and whistling, with eager audience participation. Highlights included original costumes, a tightly run pace overseen by MC Kara and a variety of song and sauce. Enjoy the frivolity!
In her show, “And the Little One Said” Jess Love delivers a playful and convincing solo performance, filled with acrobatics, humour and more than one outrageous surprise for the audience!
Something a little out of the ordinary, this show is good for shock value, and with only a few props, but more than enough kookiness, Jess manages to single handedly capture the audience’s attention with her inventive theatrics.
Underpinned by an effective choice of lighting and music, this show is refreshingly well organized and prepped, contributing to a great atmosphere throughout.
So I wanted to support our local actors and productions, so here, in a slight break of tradition, is a RAW Preview for The Servant of Two Masters.
The Servant of Two Masters has it all!
From star-crossed lovers, mistaken identities, big hair, and suspenseful stares to eyepatches and women dressed as women dressed as men. Sappy soap opera meets traditional tomfoolery in the University of Adelaide Fringe Club’s adaptation of this classic Italian commedia dell’arte.
It’s only on three times this weekend, Fri 26th, Sat 27th and Sun 28th Feb on the Back Armoury Lawns, behind the Art Gallery and State Library, starting at 6:30pm.
Originally written by Carlo Goldoni, this theatre piece is directed by Freyja Stokes and Bronwyn Ward.
>> Get your tix here FringeTix.