Shiverman

James Sheldon

Shiverman

On a tiny Pacific island, Roy Turner is on the brink of announcing the discovery of a lifetime. But as American researchers and aid workers land on the island, Roy’s football-mad assistant Tatalau’e faces a choice. Should he play by the ancient rules of his people or should he move with the times, and risk the wrath of the Shiverman? 3.8 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
Shiverman

Omniscore:

Location London
Venue Theatre 503
Director Tom Littler
Cast Benjamin N Cawley, Lisa Kay, Paul Mooney, Eleanor Wyld Fisayo Akinade
From May 2012
Until May 2012
Box Office 020 7978 7040
 

On a tiny Pacific island, Roy Turner is on the brink of announcing the discovery of a lifetime. But as American researchers and aid workers land on the island, Roy’s football-mad assistant Tatalau’e faces a choice. Should he play by the ancient rules of his people or should he move with the times, and risk the wrath of the Shiverman?

Reviews

The Times

Sam Marlowe

At times James Sheldon’s new play seems something of a blunt instrument. His polemic can be clunky, and not all his characters have enough flesh on their bones. Yet thematically, the piece is absorbingly dense and fecund. And Tom Littler’s production grips ferociously, pulsing with ideas and excitement as the tension tightens like a tourniquet, until blood rushes in to flood the fissures between ancient and modern, mythology and religion, the West and the developing world, exploiter and exploited.

03/05/2012

Read Full Review


The Stage

Sally Stott

The fast boiling, if hastily concluded script brilliantly pits liberal values against one another and is engagingly delivered by the cast under the direction of Tom Littler. Benjamin Cawley’s warm portrayal of football-obsessed local boy Tatalau’e is compellingly conflicted, but the absence of any Okoku female characters on stage feels like a sad reflection of women’s lack of voice elsewhere in the world.

04/05/2012

Read Full Review


©2013 The Omnivore