Angel Gear & Dangerfield Park
I can’t pretend that I enjoyed this experience, but it made me realise that the deepest human emotions are universal, and that decent values can prevail even in the most hopeless seeming societies. - Alison Cotes - Daily Review
With Cindy Nelson, Zachary Boulton, Sven Swenson, Keiran Law, Casey Woods, Sam Plummer, Michael Deed, Stephen Geronimos and Daniel Stockwell
After the break-up of her marriage to Edge Nagle, Gary Redding’s mother took
him to live in London. Gary hasn’t seen his father since he was four years old.
His Mum always painted a picture of Edge as a quiet man whose greatest sin was
being dull. She lied. Since her death Gary has wanted to re-connect with Edge
and meet the two half-brothers he has recently learned of. The trip is planned to
be six weeks long, but within an hour of meeting his foul-mouthed, hate-filled
father, Gary will be terrified he will not live to see London again.
With Nick Barclay, Christos Mourtzakis, Brian Lucas, Zachary Boulton, Sven Swenson and Michael Deed
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Like the bastard child of Kath & Kim and Wolf Creek, the exceptional Angel Gear by Sven Swenson is a production about unlikeable people and their horrible existence…I came away from this La Boite Indie production both awed and repulsed by Swenson.
Sonny Clarke – Aussie Theatre
When it goes horribly wrong — and I’ll spare you the details, because the plot is complex but too satisfying to reveal, and the language and behaviour is beyond forgiveness — is where the play rises almost to greatness, when themes of love and loyalty become important, and where unaccountable relationships are played out. I can’t pretend that I enjoyed this experience, but it made me realise that the deepest human emotions are universal, and that decent values can prevail even in the most hopelessseeming societies.
Alison Cotes – Daily Review