I think 2 stars is a bit harsh. If this were on at a different venue, I think it'd be given 3 stars - even though the theatre itself is actually perfect for the perky and professional set.
Yes, maybe it'd go down better amongst industry bods - it is a tad erudite and perhaps even the writer's rant about his own experiences - but I think it's a pretty decent attempt nonetheless. Kellie Batchelor certainly pulls off the script editor role and Christopher Tester - though needing to lighten up at times - is a very watchable actor and I enjoyed their performances in particular, regardless of the jargon in the script. Tbh, I didn't really notice the swear words... unlike in the Bush's Snookered, where one actor seemed to be calling everyone a **nt every 3 lines...
I've been to the theatre 4 times this week and on 3 occasions, I sat with my head in my hands desperate to get out. With A Place at the Table, I didn't see theatre that tried to be life-changing, but I left feeling I'd gotten my money's worth and seen some tidy acting. And, personally, I'd give it 3 stars. - Velma
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