Arts & Entertainment

REVIEW: The Flick

Photo: Marnya Rothe

Outhouse Theatre Company and the Seymour Centre present playwright Annie Baker’s, The Flick at the Reginald Theatre. The creatives behind the show include Craig Baldwin as director, set and costume design by Hugh O’Connor, lighting design by Martin Kinnane, sound composition and design by Nate Edmondson and more.

Playwright Annie Baker has an array of productions under her belt, The Antipodes, John and Body Awareness to name a few. Over 200 theatres across over a dozen countries have produced her plays, with The Flick receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The cast of four consists of Justin Amankwah, who plays Avery with The Flick being his stage debut his screen credits include Pacific Rim: Uprising, Deadly Women and more. Mia Lethbridge plays Rose, she has worked across a variety of Australian television, theatre and film. Jeremy Waters plays Sam and he is also the Artistic Director of Outhouse Theatre Company producing and appearing in several theatre productions, dedicating his work on The Flick to Ains and Jasper. The play also stars Matthew Cheetham as the Dreaming Man.

Set in the isles and seats of a movie theatre in Massachusetts, the audience grasps glimpses into the lives of three co-workers through conversations as they tend to the tasks of their job. Although the play moved seemly slow, there were nice moments of real, significant conversations dealing with issues and clarity with quite funny subtle humour. A simple, yet effective set and costume design and an entertaining play but, the three-hour length seemed a burden.

Until Apr 21. Reginald Theatre, Corner of City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale. $30-$42+b.f. Tickets & Info:

Reviewed by Riley Hooper.

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