MONEY CAN BUY LOVE
LOVE AND MONEY
Directed by: The Dust Palace
Writing Contributors: Leighton Cardno & Jaimee Edward
at TAPAC Theatre, Western Springs, Auckland
From 15 Nov 2012 to 24 Nov 2012
Reviewed by Sharu Delilkan, 19 Nov 2012
originally published in Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog
Be warned that the cast of Love and Money don't only bear all physically, they bear their souls through this intimate emotional journey. This clever piece of theatre is slickly peppered with cirque-theatre that's the hallmark of The Dust Palace.
Having seen Venus Is at Q Loft over a year ago, I was looking forward to seeing how The Dust Palace was going to use TAPAC's theatre space. And in keeping with the company's ability to make the audience feel part of the show, Love and Money definitely delivered. Having random furniture scattered around the room meant you never knew which quadrant the cast would appear in throughout the evening – something that really worked and helped to keep the show's pace.
Love and Money is a slick selection of burlesque style circus performance with revealing stories about the beautiful, gritty lives of strippers. I particularly liked the range of scenes from a rock-like concert to the intimate bathroom dance. [More]
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Paul Simei-Barton (New Zealand Herald);
Laurie Atkinson (The Dominion Post);