Urszula Dawkins: Westralia fantasia

Feeling at first outside her comfort zone when having to review a musical —Thea Constantino’s Heart of Gold at PICA – Urszula Dawkins is quickly taken with this allegory of a quest for independence staged in the town of Paucity. The luscious writing, fine performances and direction that stretch the musical form yield, more than madness and satire, a bleak poignancy in a world where patriotism runs riot.

See images and video from the production.

RealTime issue 94, Dec 2009-Jan 2010

Top image credit: Heart of Gold, production photos Kim Tran

14 December 2009