The Graduate

Date 11th March 2017
Society Hilltop Theatre Company
Venue Pentyrch Village Hall, Cardiff
Director Sian Williams

Report

Author: Sharon Davies

The Open stage set was simple but impressive, and we were introduced to the characters with subtle lighting effects which enhanced the production.

The play itself was a joy from start to finish, fast paced and with music and newsreel projections to cover the quick and efficient set changes.

Owain Miller ( Benjamin Braddock) was a great mix of sulky rebellious teenager who get drawn in over his head, a great performance.

Delyth Coleman ( Mrs Robinson ) from seductress to protective ( or is that jealous) mother she didn’t put a foot wrong. Another great performance.

Victoris Walters ( Elaine Robinson) a very strong performance I especially enjoyed the scene where mother and daughter get drunk together.

All characters were well played and well cast, and played their parts with conviction.

All in all this was a very professional production and my congratulations go to you all.

My one observation would be that whist Benjamin’s casual clothes were suitable, when he was dressed in his suits or smart clothes, they appeared to be very ill fitting and did not give the “wealthy family” effect I was expecting

Thank you to your kind invitation and hospitality, I look forward to seeing you again.