The Magic Hour at Deckchair Theatre

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the new Deckchair Theatre production The Magic Hour

This show is quite impressive and powerful and Ursula Yovich’s performance was extraordinary

The Magic Hour is a clever and original twist on fairy tales. It takes familiar stories – Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel and Jack in the Beanstalk – but tells them from the perspective of their supporting female characters: one of the ugly sisters, Jack’s mother, the witch who locks Rapunzel in the tower. Very clever and even thought provoking in places. Some reviews are below too.

It is worth checking out. The season runs until Sunday 3rd June.

Subiaco Post: Ursula is a masterful storyteller of great humour and charm, embracing an art as old as time.”

The West Australian:”a stimulating evening with a fine new work and a performer at the top of her game…I was as entranced as any kid being read a bedtime story.. [Yovich] delivers a potent, nuanced performance that had the Deckchair Theatre audience on its feet at the curtain”

Theatre AustraliaA show to see over and over again, it could travel and run for years. Could this be the ‘Production of the Year’? The enthusiastic, standing ovation certainly suggested that this could be the case.”

PS For those of you that don’t know Deckchair Theatre is in the historic Victoria Hall on High St in Fremantle (a City of Fremantle owned building) which we hope is about to include a small (and narrow) bar called Hobbs Bar in the near future.

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2 Responses to The Magic Hour at Deckchair Theatre

  1. janinemarshall says:

    I went to it on the opening night and it was absolutely fantastic!
    I was in fits of laughter followed by lots of tears! It addresses very important issues that should be spoke about more, and it was delivered in a way that made people listen, and listen good!
    I thought it was genius and very tempted to go again! 🙂

  2. Thanks Brad for your mini-review! It’s the last week this week, go to our website to book 🙂

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