‘Ruby Moon’ is the first foray of The Revellers into a modern day text which provides the challenge of working outside of expectations. Matt Cameron’s script is an intriguing mix of magical realism and the abstract, calling into question what is a construct and what is reality.
The reason we have chosen this show as the first modern day text as a theatre company is because it has such vibrant characters, which are full of soul yet lacking purpose. Throughout the script of ‘Ruby Moon’ the eight characters are presented to the audience using only two actors, portrayed through the use of voice, movement and props. This play tests the actors performing in it because the characters vary widely. From an old religious spinster to a slightly neurotic clown, the actors have to understand each character they are producing. The characters are the heart and soul of this play. That’s what makes ‘Ruby Moon’ so special.
The show begins with Ray and Sylvie, a couple frozen in time, surrounded by random bits and pieces of household objects, suspended on nooses. As the journey progresses we realise that each noose contains a clue to the nature of the characters they belong …Read More