Friday, 25 April 2008

Guest Review - Elliot Kinsey Watches Sketch

Elliot Kinsey, Yr10, writes:

Brave to Alice Chalk and the cast of Sketch, what an amazing show! Everything was brilliant especially the character Mr Wilson, played by Jacob Moore, a trule funny young man and the perfect person to play the part. But least we forget the other cast members that also added an extreme comic value to the show. Well done to all!

Sketch is a good play about Mr Wilson and his memories, some are good, some are sad but either way Mr Wilson never forgets them and we see only his best and tragic memories performed on the stage by an amazing young cast. We soon realise that not many people close to Mr Wilson stay with him that long, but that still doesn't stop him from remembering them. Scenes such as the 'interview' and 'broken' were the two best scenes for me because they were pure wit and hilarious. I also realised that most of the audience, including Mr Spiers (our headteacher) were in stitches of laughter before the main part of the play had kicked in!

I particularly liked the ending to the play as well, when Mr Wilson dances with his future wife. I think it was clever how Alice added a younger Mr Wilson, played by Harley Viveash, so that the older Mr Wilson could look back towards the action of stage as if he was reliving his memory.

Once again I wold like to tell you how fascinating it is when you think that this production was not created by a professional company, but by a young girl in Year 11 called Alice Chalk. I think it would be hard not to realise that this girl has the purest, raw talent within her to create such a brilliantly produced play with a help from her fathers imagination, David Chalk, who co-wrote the play. I would like to thank and the cast for such a funny and breathtaking play.

Oh, and before I forget, I would recommend anyone to see this play if it ever goes on tour... which is not hard to imagine as it was so great!
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