Beat the Bourgeoisie. "Drums in the Night" by Bertolt Brecht. Brink Productions and State Theatre Company of South Australia [review]
Bramwell, Murray Ross
MetadataShow full item record
Using a cabaret setting, director Chris Drummond, designer Gaelle Mellis and a fine cast give us essence of Weimar but with a convincingly contemporary style and a text that captures current vernacular without drowning in it. Brecht’s scathing satire of the beastly bourgeois is hilariously evident when Balicke the war profiteer (Michael Habib) sounds off at dinner to his wife (Jacqy Phillips) and son-in-law to be, Murk (William Allert) - the complacent exchanges rendered incomprehensible as they stuff their mouths with food. It is like a George Gross cartoon and as familiar as South Park.