For all those burgeoning thespians among us; for all those people who have, at one time, embraced amateur theatre in any way, shape or form, be it a school drama or a dabbling with adult theatrical endeavours, this is the play for YOU.
The door of karma never closes. Such is the main theme of White Snake, one of China’s most famous folk tales, as retold by director Giacomo Ravicchio and brought to life by a stellar cast from Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (SDAC).
Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s performance, barely visible with the musicians and conductor (Sarah Hicks) lit in blue beneath the giant screen, was amazing.
What a theatrical ride: in a show of this magnitude and grandeur, it is hard to single out all the characters and regale them, nor can I retell in any way, shape or form, the sequence of events and magical show tunes, without gushing or going over-the-top.