Gwen in Purgatory

21st August 2010 at 9:00 am

Dear Chibi,

On Thursday night, I had the pleasure of watching another play at Belvoir St Theatre, this time ‘Gwen in Purgatory’! Watching ‘Measure for Measure‘ was quite an interesting experience so given the opportunity we didn’t mind going back for some more. (This was the only thing I looked forward to during this busy work week) Kaz was able to get 4 tickets for us this time, so I invited M12 and Somps along too. Yay for play!

We arrived at the theatre a little earlier to sit down and enjoy some free drinks. There weren’t many Asians at all, but we didn”t feel too out of place since we were arty students from COFA anyway, lol.  When they were giving their final call for the show, Somps was still queuing in the bathroom, so  I told Jacky and M12 to go in first while I waited for Somps. The funny thing was I never thought how embarrassing it was for Jacky to walk in with tickets for two, for him and M12. LOL.


Melissa Jaffer as Gwen

Although this play didn’t feel as high budget or “grand” as ‘Measure for Measure’ (smaller cast, less props/same stage, shorter duration)  I enjoyed it for what was given.  It was amusing and I loved Gwen, haha! It’s hard not to think “awww” for a little fragile weak old lady who just wants to play tennis and drive her car. As the four of us sat in our seats waiting for the show to begin, Gwen was already  in-character reading manuals XDD  How cute! It felt less and less like a stage and soon it felt like we were really watching someone’s family affairs. Oh, the ‘father’ deserves a mention because he was made of WIN!

Good times :)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ25xCi17BY

4 Responses to “Gwen in Purgatory”

  1. Kaz says:

    Interesting xD Glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully I can see the next one or so lol

  2. Jacky says:

    No one beats the father! “ok..”