Confessions, by Theatre Versus Oppression

Unfortunately, due to other work commitments, I had to pull out of what looked like an extremely rewarding three-day acting course last weekend at the Butetown History and Arts Centre. As a product of the course, the participants created a piece of theatre that opened last night at the Centre and featured nine actors making confessions to the audience.

I’m not going to give too much away in case you have the chance to see this wonderful piece tomorrow night before it closes. However, what I will say is that it was an extremely moving, often touching, sometimes hilarious piece in which the full range of human emotion and behaviour was explored in one way or another. Although I’ve been working with TVO as an actor for over two years now, I still wasn’t prepared for just how in-your-face the performance was or how incredibly well every one of the actors inhabited their characters. It never ceases to amaze me how working with these methods can create such truthful characters and how completely absorbing the performances are as a result.

It was lovely to see rather than do with a production from TVO for a change and it’s wonderful to see new people coming to the company and to performance mixing with old faces. I’d strongly advise anyone who’s got the time tomorrow evening from 7pm to go and see it. It was a performance experience unlike any other I’ve had and not one I expect to see bettered any time soon.


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