PRAISE FOR AXIS COMPANY PRODUCTIONS


Sharp spin on an old classic
JO CAIRD
Evening News
A Glance at New York
Assembly Rooms, George Street

RANDALL Sharp's adaptation of Benjamin A Baker's 1848 melodrama, A Glance at New York, is stylistically impressive.

An extremely minimal set allows Lee Harper and Matthew Simonelli's sumptuous costumes, all torn buttonholes, chiffon petticoats and sagging long johns, to shine.

Props are super-simplistic two-dimensional cutouts that lend the production an air of children's playtime, echoing the naivety of the central character.

A polished cast, no-nonsense staging and the considered inclusion of two unpretentious musical numbers make for a satisfying piece of theatre.