05 September 2006

Exiles by James Joyce

Richard Rowan - Peter McDonald
Bertha - Dervla Kirwan
Archie - Thomas Grant
Robert Hand - Adrian Dunbar
Beatrice Justice - Marcella Plunkett
Brigid - Aine Ni Mhuiri

Directed by James MacDonald
Designed by Hildegard Bechtler

At the Cottesloe

Well this hasn't had very good critical aclaim but I'm glad I saw it. The female characters are under-developed and I've seen Adrian Dunbar in better roles but I did love that 'only from an Irish writer' indulgence of studying the nature of human relationship at such leisure. Something of the discourse reminded me of Total Eclipse but that may just be my hazy memory.

Peter and Dervla were intoxicating and I adored Marcella's wardrobe!