Day of the Flymo
Live Theatre Newcastle
9th April 2015
Campbell is an award winning playwright who's previous pieces
include Dial a Mate, Home Help, The Potting Pelaw Python amongst others,
but it was the award winning Wet House which was named as one of the
Guardians Top 10 plays of 2013.
So Day of The Flymo is a great
piece full of fun and laughter, it stems from Paddy's
background from working in a children's home for the last 8 years.This can be seen and demonstrated within the play when talking to the audience about what
is happening as they don't mention names only letters so Liam is L.
why not start with Liam he is a cheeky 13 year old played by the
amazingly talented Kalem Patterson who for all intense and purposes
hasn't had the best start in life...his father has been in and out of
prison more times than Liam has had a shower..thrown out of regular school he has to go to as he calls it
"Spacker School" where they only "play snap and make bird tables"!!!
is Becca played by the talented Tezney Mulroy, Becca is Liam's
older half sister (same mother different fathers ), she is the glue
holding her family together in the early parts of the show while her mum
Karen played by ex Live Youth Theatre member Jill Dellow who's
character has kind of given up after having Liam taking into care after
getting beaten up by his dad.
Then there's Clara played by
another talented young actor Sophie Pitches she has an unknown history
in the play but as the play goes on we see that Liam and Clara aren't
really that different at all.
Last but not least there is Ben
played by Akemnji Ndifornyen who is the families social worker who is
trying his upmost to keep Liam within his home but Liam doesn't make it
easy or does Karen for that matter.
The play is set on one stage
and Ben is used to great effect to tell the story through social
services viewpoint giving the audience the low down on what has happened
in between scenes but without giving anything away to the audience,
lighting wise it was used to perfection, with lighting used to highlight
areas of the stage that the characters where using and nothing else.
play is truly gripping from start to end and I have to say that I could
have watched it for another half an hour and still not have been bored!
So if you have seen Wet House or even if you haven't I really believe
that you should definitely go and see Day of the Flymo which is on at
the Live Theatre until Saturday 11th of April 2015, you would be daft to
miss a fantastic show like this one!!
£14-£ 10 normal tickets
£12-£10 over 60 concessions
£5 other concessions
Show Times -
Friday and Saturday night - 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee - 2pm