31st May to 24th June 2017
“Punts is a hilarious and moving new play by Sarah Page about a young man’s sexual awakening
and its effect on those who orchestrated it. Drawn from the playwright’s interviews with sex
workers, Punts – produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21, Cans) – explores love in all its complex
and contradictory forms.
Jack, a young man with a learning disability, lives at home, cared for by his devoted parents.
Like most men in their twenties, he has needs – his mates at the rugby club talk about nothing
but getting laid, whilst Jack’s most erotic experience to date is the time he was winked at by the
pretty cashier in Lloyds. Desperate for their son to not feel left out, his parents Alastair and
Antonia decide that they should to bring in a professional. But Julia, the prostitute they hire,
has a far more profound impact on the whole family than they could ever have imagined.
Punts investigates the tensions of familial love, the excitement generated by erotic attachment,
the jealousy of finding yourself loved less than another and the paradox of wanting to look after
those you love while also wanting them to be free.”
Writen by Sarah Page
Directwd by Jessica Edwards
Designer Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting Designer Dan Saggars
Sound Designer Owen Crouch
Production Manager Will Herman
Producer Kuleshov Theatre
Review by the Decadent Designer, 5 Stars
PUNTS is a thoughtful and powerful play written by Sarah Page and commissioned by Kuleshov Theatre. This play has moments when you laugh heartily and moments when a tear will trickle down your face all crammed into 85mins that absolutely fly by.
The acting is is jaw-droppingly brilliant from most of the company of 4 throughout, although so scenes felt a little forced by some characters. Christopher Adams (Playing Jack) has an insane amount of skill and talent His performance in this show is just beautiful and is definitely the stand out performance of the show!
The set, designed by Amelia Jane Hankin and lighting design by Dan Saggars fuse together seamlessly. LED strips line the set and make for visually exciting transitions and very cleverly add extra detail to the very open set. This is a great collaboration between both designers.
With little space to hang fixtures Dan Saggars has managed to create a flawless design for this show, pinpointing performers in the scene changes using birdies worked incredibly well for this production.
A thoroughly enjoyable, moving and thought provoking piece of theatre. We need more shows like this in London! Definitely recommend this show to anyone who wants to see an outstanding performance from RADA grad Christopher Adams supported by a strong cast.
Photo Credit Claudia Marinaro
|Performance Dates||Wednesday 31st May – Saturday 24th June 2017|
Saturday matinees on 10th, 17th and 24th, 3pm
Wednesday matinees on 7th and 14th, 3pm
|Running Time||85 minutes|
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