There’s something so beautiful about a child’s imagination. Often untarred by the heartbreak, angst and loss of innocence that can come with growing older. Jack Frank, George Douglas and Dan Patch step into the galactic landscape of creativity and fun to explore friendship and loss with their research and development piece “Hey, Where Did We Go?”.
George Douglas, as Tim, hits the nail on the head with each witty quip, and constantly endeavours to make the audience laugh with clever puns and hilarious anecdotes. Dan Patch plays the uber-innocent Ryan, desperate to wed his childhood sweetheart and fulfil the remedial roles of society.
Skip fifteen years and we see the trio living it up on Ryan’s stag do, dressed as schoolboys and reminiscing to a time where every girl is ‘fit’ and the most important question is “how many fingers do I use?”. Jack Frank’s sharp wit is presented expertly in the older years with his ability to keep a dead straight face after saying something wonderfully ridiculous.
We switch from era to era seamlessly through the use of simple costumes and characterisations, and discover the link that binds each period of time together. The piece is endearing and emotional, and could progress further with a stronger sense of theatrical style and polish. - Faye Butler