Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Feathers in the Snow speaks to all ages with a certain magic
It's not often you come across a play with 15 actors playing 70 characters in a story spanning 500 years. But that's exactly what Philip Ridley's Feathers in the Snow is all about. With music by Tim Newhouse, the show communicates the importance of home, belonging, forgiving and friendship.
The play opens with a group of historians are desperate to accurately bring the historic events of Blazerbirdia and Twotwoia to audiences of today, in the hope we will learn from past mistakes but the bus transporting the actors, props and costumes has not shown up. Despite this, the historians will not let the story go untold.