Friday, 9 November 2012
Theatre review: but i cd only whisper
The story is built around a psychiatric evaluation by criminal psychologist Drummond (Cornell S John.) Over the 30 days he's been given, he has to determine whether Beau should be tried as if he was responsible for his actions - and if he is mentally unbalanced, was he always like that or is the war to blame? Beau seems to have already had a violent side before enlisting, as we find out in flashbacks that blur with the present day scenes, the storytelling style quite nebulous in the same way that the central character's grip on reality is. He's had violent moments with best friend Marvin (Tunji Kasim) and especially long-term girlfriend Crystal (Emmanuella Cole) even before Vietnam, and there's more than a suggestion that his version of events doesn't necessarily tally with other people's experience.
but i cd only whisper by Kristiana Colón is booking until the 1st of December at the Arcola Theatre's Studio 2.
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes straight through.