The Old Fitz has been my favourite independent theatre venue from the moment that theatre management was taken over by Red Line. This company of three has brought the most amazing year of theatre to Sydney- some revivals, some Australian premiers and some Sydney premiers. We Sydney-siders are lucky to have Red Line curating and mentoring productions and bringing Australia’s best acting talent so creatively and inexpensively to us. I can recommend any play at The Old Fitz even in advance of seeing it myself because every production is guaranteed to have quality of direction and performance.
Dropped is the last play for 2015 and does not let the venue down. The two actors, Olivia Rose and Deborah Galanos are both seasoned performers, and I knew that they would create wonderful performances before they started speaking…the play opens with a very long period of silence, which gradually increases the tension between the actors and the audience . This is a tremendous device which can only be utilised by very capable actors, and the scene which followed was indeed entertaining confronting and memorable. Of course the director, Anthony Skuse, is a grand master of theatre, and he makes the most of this beautifully written play. This is another winner for the Old Fitz… so do not miss it!