BWW Review: DR DRAMA MAKES A SHOW at Q Theatre - The Vault
Dr Drama Makes A Show. He did and it was good!
Funny, thought provoking, moving, fast paced, well written docu-comedy based on his life's experiences.
The good Doctor is beautifully flawed in his humanness.
Doctor Who you ask? Doctor James Wenley PHD - although he is quick to unveil the first of his flaws - his PHD is not from the Drama department, but under the umbrella of the English Department.
We start with a desk - passed down to James from his hardworking ancestor, to end up in New Zealand under the loving care of The Doctor.
This desk, which led us through James's story,was accompanied by his "inner critic" narrative, a large, solid, antique, relic from the past, still beautiful, still serving purpose, as we look at the brave new world of embryonic, open discussions on race, gender, privilege and the place of though relics.
James "waltzed, boogied, tap danced" through all the confronting mind shifts we need work towards to accept human rights and mental well-being across all the earth's peoples.
Through the telling of his family and personal history, desires, and deepest fears, he led us through some very funny theatre and left us with many burning questions about our place and responsibility in society.
James promised, at the top of the show, "to only explore subjects in which he is qualified to comment. Performance, masculinity, whiteness, and himself." In taking us on HIS journey, he inspired the opening night audience to go forth and do/be better.
As his pre-show publicity suggest we all know about the theory, but we do fail at times making sure we practice it.
Ticket price: $10.00 - $20.00 (service fees may apply
On now until 22nd Feb
Producer - Tara Ranchhod - for Theatre Of Love
Photo Credits - Connor Crawford Photography