Sunday, 18 October 2009

The power of boredom!

Today Edd, Siobhan and i attended The Power of Yes matinee at the National Theatre. The play written by David Hare is concerned with the events that led to the current economic crisis of Britain today. I would be lying if i said i found it entertaining aside from the odd joke, the cute guy who was playing a bank of England employee and Edd falling asleep every so often only to be woken up by my and Siobhan wetting ourselves with laughter. Unfortunatley we all agreed that we couldnt understand the play at all due to the mass of information being thrown at us that we were expected to understand and a 1 hr 45 mins is a long time to be sitting in the same chair feeling nothing but stupidity, boredom and a distinct lack of feeling in my bum!! I think i was more frustrated with the play for having a sexist feel to it (after all there appear to be no women in the banking world) but more than that it was the sense that i clearly wasnt smart enough to understand the events so why should i care?.......

But though i watched the play it wasnt what affected me today. The increasing feelin of boredom really made me enjoy all the fun the three of us had on our trip to london, and it was this sense of playfulness that i want to bring to our stories at Ham House during the xmas project. I feel that similar to The Power of Yes that focused on the facts and involved thinking too much, we've been thinking to much about what we could do instead of going for the simple things that are often just as effective, Zoe and Jennies story really reinforces this because their simple set and story was fun, enjoyable and really embodied what it means to play.

After all its all about the fun :)

1 comment:

  1. i totally agree about The Power of Yes. I didn't understand it at all