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Theatre Review: Queers at The Talent 1st Organisation

6 February 19 words: Rachael Halaburda

The Talent 1st Organisation put on an incredible performance of Queers, curated by Mark Gatiss…

Each actor took to the stage in turn, performing individual monologues. I had the pleasure of attending the second night of the showcase, leaving me taken aback at the talent, and the themes that’d been so beautifully touched upon.  

The night began with Danny Buttfield performing The Man on the Platform. The delicacy and integrity Buttfield put into every element of the performance instantly connected the audience from the first word.  

Next up was Aalia Zorko performing The Perfect Gentleman by Jackie Clune. The next twenty minutes were undoubtedly intense. Zorko’s ability to connect with the audience on a personal level was beyond impressive. She enabled people to feel part of the scene by drawing them in to believe every word.  

After a short interval, Hannah Hall took to the stage to perform Missing Alice by Jon Bradfield. This one got some laughs from the audience, with Hall giving the night a sprinkle of comedy gold. Her portrayal of Alice was endearing, loveable and utterly believable.

The night ended with Freddy Rhodes’ performance of A Grand Day Out by Michael Dennis. Rhodes’ character had a likeable innocence that couldn’t be missed, closing the show perfectly.  From start to finish The Talent 1st Organisation lived up to their name: raw, powerful, and unforgettable entertainment from young talented actors.

Queers was performed at The Talent 1st Organisation on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 January 2019

The Talent 1st Organisation website

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