Ribaldry rules in student comedy
Directed for Massey University Drama Society by Ethan Bermeister The Dark Room, May 19 – 28 Reviewed by Richard Mays
OMG! Series one of Brit TV show
The Misfits has made it to the world stage, thanks to a Massey University Drama Society (MUDS) adaptation.
Following the successful stage show production last year of Brit comic film 12 in a Box, MUDS has come up with its own live performance version of the cult TV hit which screened on Four.
Schmacked over by a lightning bolt while doing probationary supervised community service, the anti-social protagonists are endowed with super powers, which aren’t always to their benefit.
Armed with the appropriate bad attitude, a well cast company, led by Finn Maloney as ‘superbrat’ Nathan in search of his own unknown superhero identity, effectively delivers the episodic show, despite the occasional lag. They also change gear well, as the rebels are captured and converted by the evangelical Virtue cult.
Fluency, complemented by strong characterisations from the principals, and its loose vibe made this quirky, crude, profanity-laden piece work.
Naya Torlesse as Curtis, Emma Campbell as Alisha, Connor Skogland as Simon, and Finn Maloney as Nathan in the Massey University Drama production of Misfits.