Shiny White Diamonds

theatre · honest thieves · Ages 0+ · Australia

world premiere
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ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 26, 2010
SHINY WHITE DIAMONDS is certainly an interesting piece of theater. After all, how many plays have a large white dummy as a character? Unfortunately, interesting only goes so far and the actual storytelling never manages to surpass its own premise. Fortunately the intriguing, kinetic tone of the play keeps the audience drawn in and the likable cast, dummy and all, make the journey worthwhile. ... full review
LLOYD KNIGHT uncertified reviewer June 24, 2010
Beautifully Cast. I saw the show on thier third performance ever in public. If people arent Fringe festival Saavy they should know to expect things on the fly few tech rehearsals and on stage dress rehearsals But thats the fun of it too. Often things are like a work in progress being performed with all the heart and guts an actor can muster up with the writers and directors in the audience biting thier nails. The Fringe central theater is standard black semi-gloss classic venue- not to comfortable seats but youll be OK. The stage is a half circle and alittle large so its best to keep a small cast away from the front of the stage too much unless you want real intimcy. The writing is very good. Its could easily fall into academia but doesnt... full review
MICHAEL FRANCO uncertified reviewer June 24, 2010
As a writer myself I know that it is dangerous to try to say a lot in a single piece, you can end up saying nothing, or it is confused leaving your audience confused. Shiny White Diamonds suffers from this to a certain extent. Themes of incest, war in Afganistan, mental illness, agrophobia, abadonment, abuse of prescription drugs, abuse of alcohol, abusive sex, abuse of others and the general examination of damaged people. It's a lot in a little over an hour but I have to tell you I left wanting to know more about these people and their world. The dialogue pops and the performances are fresh and crisp and honest. I'm glad I saw it. I liked the actors and their work even if I was left a little confused. Maybe this was the writers inten... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 27, 2010
MUST SEE!!! How do we know what we know… Sara Doyle’s unique approach of logic rhetoric can be heard throughout this play. Allowing for heightened rhythm, and an engaging audience. Musically speaking this play is out of harmony and should be listened to like a piece of Jazz Music.. “to which one must listen for whatever one may find in it"…Balu! Jemmima disposition of episteme makes for a fabulous character in which (Natalie Miston) executes effortlessly and flawlessly. Travis (Russell Sams) was in Afghanistan retuning home to he sister Jemmima who he hasn’t see in 10 years, struggling with incest, alcoholism and the list continues. His use of allegory movement is fitting and supports his inter struggle. Metaphorically speaking J... full review