Friday, 20 June 2014
Theatre review: Klook's Last Stand
The play is quite a tender story of people who have very little in the world but find happiness and confidence in each other; but an early appearance by Chekhov's gun is a sign that things are likely to take a darker turn.
Walker directs the production himself, a risky strategy as I've mentioned recently but he keeps things simple, playing to the strengths of his cast who have a glint in their eyes and soulful singing voices. The songs by Walker, Anoushka Lucas and Omar Lyefook are pretty and sometimes moving, although they're all ballads and a couple of them start to all blend into one another.
It's a short but strong evening overall though, the characters - Vinette in particular - speaking in a slightly heightened style that lends something of a lyrical quality to their tragic love story, making for an intimate, intense evening.
Klook's Last Stand by Ché Walker, Anoushka Lucas and Omar Lyefook is booking until the 6th of July at Park Theatre 90.
Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes straight through.