Review: Dolores

08 May 2016 5pm I find myself at an art studio at Newmarket, the shed is now a space set in where we see small kitchen space with toys, colouring books left lying around, beside that is a dining table that is perfectly clean and clothes rack full of clothes drying and a basket full […]

08 May 2016 5pm I find myself at an art studio at Newmarket, the shed is now a space set in where we see small kitchen space with toys, colouring books left lying around, beside that is a dining table that is perfectly clean and clothes rack full of clothes drying and a basket full of clothes already washed ready to be sorted.

Sandra (Ngoc Phan)is a woman who is enjoying  her peace and quiet while Vinnie and her children(we never see)are out for the afternoon, when her sister Dolores (Emma Skelton)  drops in unannounced .

Sandra’s not want her peace disturbed but Dolores needs some support through a difficult time, again!

The sisters’ conversation switches between the present day and the time had together as children all in matter of 45 minutes, yes just 45 minutes.

This play was written by Edward Allan Baker 30 years ago but what the topic (no I don’t want to give it away) is still very relevant in today’s society.

These ladies have bravely performed a piece that left me questioning what marriage is and what we get away with.  Although the ladies look nothing alike the emotion behind what they experience is clearly visible.

A very engaging piece that the director, Catarina Hebbard has directed a piece that everyone needs to see and hopefully another 30 years from now we can look back on and say “thank goodness that does not happen anymore”

Please go along to the performance bring you sister along too playing again on the 12-15 May