Thursday, February 29

Tag: Charlie Gallagher

Let The Right One In – Altrincham Garrick Playhouse
North West

Let The Right One In – Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Let The Right One In is an adaptation of a book by Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist of the same title.  It has also been adapted twice into film, one in the Swedish Language and one American produced.  It has also been adapted for the stage twice, once in Swedish and then English.  This is the Jack Thorne English adaptation rather than a translation of the Swedish version.  Unfortunately, the fact it is an adaptation of a complex storyline is all obvious within the first five minutes. The show suffers badly from far too many micro scenes.  In a two-hour play there are probably less than ten scenes that even make it to five minutes long, many are sub one minute.  Between each scene the stage has to go dark allowing for props to be brought on and off the...
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Altrincham Garrick Playhouse
North West

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

When Ken Kesey’s debut novel was published in 1962 it was an instant hit and spawned a lauded theatrical production, one of the greatest movies of all time and countless other adaptations. It’s a brave choice then for the Garrick Ensemble to take on One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for only their second production. A company of 18-to-30-year-old up-and-coming actors from the local area, the ensemble aims to produce a play a year on the main stage at the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse. It’s a chance to see local talent in innovative work before they proceed in their careers. This show certainly has talent in abundance but the ambition to create something fresh may have been lost in the scale and baggage of the story they’ve taken on. Photo: Martin Ogden Randle Patrick McMurphy (Josep...