August 15, 2010


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August 4, 2010

by Matthew Whittet
Windmill Theatre
The Space, Adelaide Festival Centre
August 3. Tickets $ 20 – 29. Bookings : BASS 131 246
Until August 14.

In Fugitive, a lively, retro-futuristic version of the Robin Hood legend by Matthew Whittet, the man in tight jeans is spurred to rebellion by the death of a child. With assistance from an unidentified blaster device in his backpack, he and his Merry Crew seek righteous revenge. But, oops, Robin has a dark side. He is enjoying all this ultra-violence and things are getting out of hand.

Designer Jonathan Oxlade creates a zany forest, with skater hoodies for the goodies and Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets for the bad. Luke Smiles provides the 70s tunes and the thumping action soundtrack, and, (lightly directed by Rosemary Myers) the cast – including Eamon Farren (Robin) Patrick Graham (hilarious as Little John) Louisa Mignone (Marian) and the ever-versatile Geoff Revell – enjoyably propel a Windmill production which sometimes generates more heat than light.

Murray Bramwell

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