22nd July 2022
Stars (of 3)
What did you think of it?
I love this show, it was everything I see in the movies about a crazy wedding in real life, with no family members stopping you from poking your nose into every disaster and embarrassing drama.
I did go twice 😝, even though Bernadette filled me in on all the story parts I missed after the first show, I did go back again (for the delicious canapés) and to watch all the other parts I could get to play out.
Outside of a movie you never really can see all the drama at a wedding and this was was no exception as opposed to Play Space Productions’ previous Murder mystery production which re-played scenes in seperate areas until everyone had seen almost all of it before the end, this show played out in real-time in seperate locations, so you get to choose your own adventure, and follow the characters you liked, which is a fantastic concept for a interactive show.
You get a real sense of “what the actual fuck is going on” with relatively calm scenes interrupted by screams and cat-fights form the next room.
And a solid amount of morbid curiosity.
I knew a few friends were in it but was delighted to see even more familiar faces playing fabulous characters. The reveal of Daddy Bloomfield as the father of the groom was a great surprise each night that I’m confident no-one suspected before-hand with the reveal of “Bloomfield” as his surname during the reading of the vows.
There seems to be a “type” in popular culture for “Father of the Bride” and they nailed the casting for that.
This was the third of their major shows I’ve been to and they just keep getting better.
I think my favourite part was the “alternative” priest guiding the couple through the ceremony at the rehearsal, followed by my bitter disappointment he did not conduct the actual ceremony in that manor.
The setting of Riccarton House was great, a perfect intimate wedding venue was of course the perfect fake wedding venue.
Very well done team. ❤️ Very very impressive.