AFTER reading William Marshall’s review of The Graduate at the Lawrence Batley Theatre (Examiner, January 22) I felt inclined to go and see it.
The leading role of the play was played by Chris Walsh whose portrayal of Benjamin Braddock manifested many elements of the post modern condition. The same might be said for Julie Root’s liberal representation of Mrs Robinson.
If Charles Webb’s original intention was to demonstrate the confusion, perplexity and limitlessness of the post modern mind, then, from my point of view, director Alistair Cheetham got that across, in this version.
I thoroughly enjoyed the play and felt it gave a good insight into the dilemma of the individual in today’s modern world.
However, I felt the performers were uncomfortable with their American accent and that that, to a certain extent, got in the way of the quality of their performances.