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The Gloveman at Blood Moon Theatre - Review

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by Karli Sample (subscribe)
Avid theatre-goer, self-proclaimed foodie and crazy dog lady!
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Dreams, ambition, love, lust, corruption collide
The Gloveman by Actors Anonymous Incorporated at Blood Moon Theatre.

The Gloveman follows the story of an elite British footballer, Royce (Chris Argirousis) who finds himself in an intense situation when he delves into the world of match-fixing. Royce is seemingly on top of the world after winning a Golden Gloves award which he proudly gloats about, but his happiness is soon dampened when sleazy and manipulative match fixer Hugh (Chris Miller) moves into the picture.

A curious journalist Gabe (Janine Penfold) catches light of the situation and starts investigating Royce's every move. Royce's innocent sister, Edith (Brinley Meyer), has a simple life running the small town local pub. She is naive and has a physical disability which has left her self-conscious and she is dragged into the mess when Hugh coerces her into the big city with promises of getting her screen auditions and fame.

Royce's buddy and ex-teammate Col (Matt Blake) work out a plan to get Edith back and get themselves out of the corrupt mess.

Photo: Hayden Brotchie Photography

The show was energetic with great acting, with characters I loved (and one I loved to hate!). I was a little confused with the decision to use exaggerated Aussie accents (the plot was set in England) and the plot took us in different characters directions which were seemingly unfinished, so I was left with questions unanswered at times. There were moments where I had a good giggle (Royce and buddies reminiscing about the old footy days) and I thought the theatre space was used really well. Overall it was a really enjoyable show that kept me engaged the whole time and I left the theatre with Dragon's "Rain" playing in my head all night!

Photo: Hayden Brotchie Photography
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When: 7:30PM
Where: Blood Moon Theatre (Inside World Bar)
Cost: $27-$38
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