Kate Herbert is theatre reviewer, Herald Sun, Melbourne & formerly for Melbourne Times. Kate is a director & produced playwright (20 plays). Scripts published by Currency Press. She worked as an actor, comedian, improviser & teacher of Acting, Improvisation & Playwriting. Kate is currently Convenor of Professional Writing & Editing, Swinburne University. Read her reviews here or at: www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/arts. NB Explorer Browser doesn't always work on blog.
Monday, 9 November 2015
Edmund The Beginning, Nov 11, 2015
By Brian Lipson
Presented by Arts House and Antechamber Productions
Season: 10 – 22 November 2015
I may not see this but it should be terrific! Brian Lipson is unique. KH
From Media Release:
'EDMUND. THE BEGINNING is both an exercise in distorted biography and a
confessional torrent. Brian Lipson summons a disordered array of characters
from the impatient past and the murky present: some are familiar, some are
famous, some are known only to Lipson. None are comfortable. Fifteen
years ago Lipson’s acclaimed solo show, A Large Attendance in the Antechamber,
won two Green Room Awards before touring the world for the next seven years.
Brian is now considerably older and considerably less wise, but he can still
talk very fast. EDMUND. THE BEGINNING is even more complex than its
predecessor, and each of its many characters is both a real person and an
imaginary figure. But who imagines whom? Who is Whom? Who is Alive? Who is
Dead? And Why? In EDMUND. THE BEGINNING, literary giants, sirens,
reprobates and infants cavort in existential quadrille. A few you will
recognise, others you won’t. All will ring bells.'