May 2nd, 2013

Me with Red Ribbon

The Low Road by Bruce Norris, Royal Court

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Cut and pasted from the Royal Court Website:

The Low Road
by Bruce Norris

23 March - 11 May 2013
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

A young entrepreneur sets out on a quest for wealth with priceless ambition and a purse of gold.

A fable of free market economics and cut-throat capitalism.

For further details and to book tickets, follow the link:

Bruce Norris won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play for Clybourne Park. It opened at the Royal Court in September 2010 to critical acclaim before transferring to the West End.

Raks's Reaction

I had booked to see this purely because I loved Bruce Norris's Clybourne Park and I wanted to see what he was going to come up with this time!

My reaction was ... WOW!

My very sincere genuine and heartfelt reaction to this play was that I thought it was absolutely amazing and it totally and utterly blew me away. A feast for the senses. A whirlwind adventure. A real tour de force. I just LOVED it! :)

As you can see from the Royal Court's description above, and also from the trailer on the website, the Royal Court are not giving away too much about the play in advance.

And I am honouring that.

I think the play is best experienced raw, without knowing anything at all in advance about it, so that you can just go to the theatre and let the play take you on the ride of a lifetime.

If I had to capture the play in a strapline, I would say it is about putting Capitalism, the Free Market, the Invisible Hand, Adam Smith, and his principles on trial. It is about exploring the clash between Good and Evil, and the interface between Capitalism and Morality.

It is exceptionally well-acted across the piece, mind-blowingly well-acted, by an ensemble of 20 actors, and the stagecraft involved in the piece quite simply takes your breath away. I was left speechless - and those who know me know that that NEVER happens!

I LOVE theatre when it engages your intellect, and all of your senses, and makes you think. This is it!

It is only May but I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I know this play and this production will undoubtedly be one of the best things I will see at the theatre this year. I have booked to see it again as I want to experience this one more time before it closes.

Highly highly highly recommended. Unmissable absolutely must-see theatre.

PS. You can buy the playscript at the theatre for £3 which, in my humble opinion, is unbeatable value-for-money!