Disasters can only be called coincidences so many times, before it’s just called neglect. ‘A Girl In School Uniform (Walks into a Bar)’, is set in the nearby future, but it’s more of a prediction of where we’ll be if we keep calling avoidable situations coincidences.
Someone once told me that there are a few conversation starter topics to avoid if you wanted to have a pleasant conversation with someone. These are; religion, finances, health, relationship issues and politics. Sorry to cut you off, Penny is all about politics.
When I tell people that I’m a theatre maker, a lot of the responses I get reference popular musicals, ask if I have seen the current spectacular playing at the Capitol Theatre or if I can hardly wait for the latest appropriation of Shakespeare in film.
Taking an axe to the stage is Kip Williams’ rendition of ‘Lord of the Flies’ a twisted tale of survival and status. From William Golding’s novel we follow the lives of eleven school students who were being evacuated from WW2, when their plane crash landed on an island. With their school uniforms as identification they form friendships and a hierarchy that divide them into prey and the hunters.