08 December 2008

Wig Out! by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Eric - Alex Lanipekun
Wilson/Nina - Nathan Stewart-Jarrett,
Rey-Rey - Kevin Harvey,
Loki - Drew Calden
Fay - Holly Quin-Ankrah
Fate - Kate Gillespie
Faith - Jessika Williams
Lucian - Danny Sapani
Venus- Craig Stein
Deity - Leon Lopez
Serena - Billy Carter

Directed by Dominic Cooke
Set and costume design by Ultz

I probably shouldn't really commit my words here because I was tired from a hectic day at work but I didn't enjoy this as much as I had been expecting. I thought it would be more fun, I suppose. It was a bit of a laboured and somewhat unoriginal plot and whilst some of the set pieces were entertaining enough, I didn't feel it was special.

The temporary configuration of the auditorium worked well but I had thought the stalls might be more fun than they actually were. The circle is your best bet and in a similar way to the current layout at the Old Vic, the seats that are usually cheap at the side of the circle are actually very good.