Let me just say this up front: there is nothing funny about domestic violence. However, if you don’t laugh all the way through this play, there’s something wrong with you! I would guess the only people not laughing would be abusers themselves, so maybe we should keep one eye on the auditorium during performances!
Canberra Repertory’s whimsical production of The Book of Everything is a magical piece of theatre that could transport someone of any age back to their childhood. The simple, very human joy of simply telling a story is not lost in the dark themes that emerge…
The rest of this post is published on Australian Stage.
- That Guy Who Watches Canberra Theatre agrees (though rather more eloquently).
- And so does Simone Penkethman at City News.
- Michelle Potter was less impressed over at the Crimes.
- Len Power over at the Critics Circle seems as impressed as the rest of us though.