Half & Half

March 13th, 2003 — March 29th, 2003


La Boite Theatre, Brisbane


La Boite Theatre Company


Sean Mee


Daniel Keene


Hayden Spencer
Jason Klarwein

Costume Designer

Bill Haycock

Set Designer

Bill Haycock

Lighting Designer

David Walters

Half & Half

In the 2003 season, Half & Half was one of several critically acclaimed productions to give the ‘old’ La Boite a splendid send off. Making the most of their last opportunity to direct and design on La Boite’s stage, the creative team of Sean Mee, Bill Haycock and David Walters put heart and soul into Daniel Keene’s strangely beautiful Half & Half. Alison Cotes wrote “… there can be no question about the sheer genius of Bill Haycock’s design and David Walters’ lighting … the design and realisation of this garden is one of the most fantastic theatrical tricks I have ever seen …”[i] Although Emma Nelms’ verdict was “somewhat half and half for this intriguing and yet frustrating work”, she considered the production “superb” and the performances of Hayden Spencer and Jason Klarwein “very powerful to the point of confronting”.[ii]

Writer: Christine Comans

[i] The Courier-Mail, March 2003 in La Boite Theatre 2003 Annual Report p. 5.

[ii] MC Reviews (Online), March 22, 2003.

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