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'Sex/Crime' is advertised as a dark comic queer thriller. It succeeds in part. In a fractured and divided city, two men; ‘A’ and ‘B’, meet to recreate the killings of a famous gay serial killer; for strange pleasure at the right price. We get the setup easily, but the writing repeats without progressing until a reasonable plot twist which is followed by some unsatisfactory tableaux that lead to the end. I was disappointed in this imbalance in the storytelling and the comedy falls away as the show progresses.
Both actors deliver their lines as heightened, arch, caricature queens - tone and delivery become monotonous as we lose subtlety of acting or character. If this is the director’s choice to suggest the characters are interchangeable, then he loses more than he gains.
Sightlines are poor for any behind the front two rows: any action on the floor is out of sight. Lighting is interesting, but the floor tubes became annoying distractions. Alexis Gregory (B) and Jonny Woo (A) work hard for their laughs, but Gregory’s play fails to develop into a piece which will entertain any but a partisan audience.
21st Jul 21 :: User Review: This show was amazing! The performers delivered non- stop entertainment. It was funny, quirky and thought provoking. I would love to see it again!! 5
15th Jul 21 :: User Review: We saw Jane Eyre tonight, Thursday 15th July, at the Blue Orange theatre. It was fantastic, highly recommended. An ingenious synopsis adaptation, brilliantly acted and told. Good luck to the cast for Edinburgh fringe and Isle if Wight, you deserve great success with this - well done and thank you for a great evening out! :) 5
3rd Jul 21 :: User Review: Amazing performance by Andrew and Lindzi . Such lighthearted uplifting play . Smiled /laughed and made me think all way throughout . Start to finish fantastic brilliant . Thankyou 5
2nd Jul 21 :: User Review: i love the show happy 35th birthday.
that.ll be the day. show. 5
20th Jun 21 :: User Review: As an adult I appreciated the quality of acting and the resourcefulness- however it was , for a local summer performance alittle over thought.
Given it probably attracted a family audience due to its content , it could be considered as too deep in its message - although a great twist to engage all ages - a bit more of a fun story associated closer to it roots would have been more appreciated and enjoyed , in the main .
Having said that we thoroughly enjoyed the entire performance and totally support the Storyhouse - The Actors were believable and enchanting - the set Very well considered and intimate - a perfect afternoon in the Park - Many Thanks to all for such a remarkable achievement ! 4
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