Red Rabbit, White Rabbit
13th April 2022
Emma Cusdin, Tom Erson
Stars (of 3)
This show should not have happened, it put the actors in an unsafe position without their knowledge or consent, and upon reflection I don’t believe the conclusions I wrote below are valid and could alternatively have been portrayed in a traditional art-form.
Like lighting a real fire on-stage and soaking the actor in real petrol and portraying it like a fun interactive improv show for the younger kids (who did react as such, despite the suicide content).
Seeing people I care about in genuine distress was not cool.
How did the show as a whole make you feel?
Conflicted, but thoughtful. Were it another setting I may have interrupted.
What did you think it was about?
Political dissent, against a system of conformity and alienation of going against the grain. A grain born of tradition over sense. And a warning of the effect speaking up will bring. Hidden cleverly within a viral play. And the value of a life worth living.
What was your most memorable part?
The point where the script became real to the actor. There is a clear change to their behaviour.
Did you fall asleep?
Any notable mentions?
Tom's Ostrich impersonation was particularly good.