June 13, 2014

The Motorcamp

The Motorcamp is drenched in kiwi summer, a strange or brilliant choice in the middle of winter. Every possible cliché about New Zealanders is covered; from the “real” people to the politically correct who patronise them. The script is strong with great dialogue but one flaw. The plot twist has highly implausible consequences quite out of line with the realism in the rest of the storyline and characterisation. The play was staged at Circa last year and I’d be interested to hear comparisons from people who saw that production.

The Porirua Little Theatre production had an excellent set, which we were informed is up for sale once the show closes. There were flashes of excellent acting; a fathers face going from concern to delight, an exasperated daughter. A few fumbled and forced lines are expected of opening night. I hope the actors settle into their roles over the course of the coming weeks.

Porirua Little Theatre are still fighting to save their “home” in Titahi Bay. In the meantime they have a huge pop-up theatre in the centre of Porirua. Remember to bring a jacket, as the big area is difficult to heat, and nibbles for the cabaret style seating.

Performances: June 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 7:30pm, 14 June 2pm
Tickets: $22
Venue: Porirua POPUP Theatre

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