Tantilising threesome – a clockwork orange

  • Date : 23rd February 2017
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This  version  of Anthony Burgess’s Clockwork Orange is a play that can easily be described  as  was the book and then the Kubrick film as slightly disturbing , beautiful as it is brutal. The all male cast  of 9 stunning men strut around the performance space like peacocks in full bloom feather display  with pumped bodies muscular , tort  where the veins in the neck and shoulders can be seen, This is the male sex in its most statuesque form. The clash  is between  two gangs, the ‘droogs’  and there main rival led by Billy boy. Think Montague v Capulet, think Jets v The Sharks and you have it . This is also a ballet , compelling to watch  and I  will be  totally frank mesmerising mainly due to the performance of Jonno Davies as Alexander , this young actor , like a young Brando of James Dean is exceptional , powerful and yes , very sexy.  A star in the making.

The violence is acute with simulation of forced anal penetrations and masterbation  but at the heart of this play is a sophistication  and  melodrama  that  director Alexandra Spencer-Jones  has orchestrated  with incredible effect. Other acting honours have to go to  Philip Honeywell and the scenes he shares with the aforementioned Davies are electric.The use of  Beethoven’s 9th Symphony heightens the energy of the piece ,  As with the book the question is asked Does society create hoodlums and thugs , degenerates , who can say for sure but reverse conditioning  surely has its drawbacks,  This is a unique and vibrant  piece of art , profound and  where the comedy elements of the script did generate nervous laughter from a very attentive crowd  it was  still very watchable. Where man is most certainly more than a number . Brilliant !

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