The Crowman, short review
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 21 / 11 / 2019
Starring: Jon Kenny
Writer: Katie Holly
Accessibility: Very good. Seats on the front row removed to fit wheelchairs. Can access the building without ramps and toilet facilities on the ground floor.
The Crowman is a well formed, excellently plotted and timed play full of emotion that reaches out from the stage and into the audience. At times you feel loneliness hollowing your insides and at others you feel the quiet joy and beauty that Dan finds warming you up. The fact that Jon Kenny can do this is testament to his acting prowess. A one man show he holds the audience every moment and embodies a character journeying away from fear and a life alone. Full of hilarious vignettes of village life, Kennny plays other villagers, twisting his body and voice, with aplomb. When a death announcement splinters his world, Dan must chart a new way through life. This is a play that should definitely be seen.