Review: The Woolgather at The New Theatre

Wool_2Some plays can have you on the edge of your seat wondering what could possibly happen next, and others will have you more entranced by the everyday struggles of the very ordinary people in the world than you thought possible. Bill Mastrosimone’s The Woolgather by Blue Moon Theatre Company falls into the latter, with two captivating performances and an insight into the ability for hope to survive in the most unlikely of situations.

The Woolgather doesn’t have much in terms of storyline – it’s a straightforward boy meets girl, girl turns out to be a bit neurotic (a bit?!) and what do you know, so does the guy. How will they get on?

A lyrical play with some really beautiful lines combined with two very impressive actors (Sinéad O’Riordan and Michael Hough); The Woolgather is a captivating play that draws you in to a small, dingy apartment where you think nothing of any great interest could happen, opens up the troubles of the world to you and reveals the beauty in the struggles of life’s ordinary people.

Wool_1Without the strong performances and really great accents by both actors; The Woolgather would not have been as captivating or as realistic as it turned out to be.

If you’re looking for something to draw you in and get you thinking I’d recommend this play – along with the opportunity to witness two extremely impressive performances.

Plays until April 13, 7.30pm at the New Theatre. Click here for more details. Images copyright of Anita Kulon.

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