Theatre Review: Blister

Blister is a new play by Sarah Peters and its authenticity shines through from start to finish whilst you join Sarah’s Camino experience through the bright, energetic and sometimes moody eyes of Rosie.

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Presented by Sarah Peters & Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
Reviewed 1 August 2019

Blister is a new play by Sarah Peters and its authenticity shines through from start to finish whilst you join Sarah’s Camino experience through the bright, energetic and sometimes moody eyes of Rosie. A cast of three take you to Northern Spain and introduces you to an array of colourful characters all embarking on their own Camino journey.

For those who don’t know, the Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage from Saint Jean Pied de Port in France and ending at Santiago de Comostela in Galicia, Spain. If 800kms of walking isn’t enough for you though, there is always the option to continue on. As highlighted in Blister, pilgrims walk the Camino for many reasons and it is a popular Bucket list item. With a 10kg backpack as your only luggage and night upon night of bunk beds to look forward to this adventure is not for the faint of heart and this play does a fantastic job at capturing just how hard the adventure can be both mentally and physically.

Under the Direction of Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Ashton Malcom (Rosie), Hew Parham and Tamara Lee Collins display exceptional talent in conveying the emotion behind each character and portraying a journey of such epic proportions. Rachel Bruerville composes music which further spurs your emotions into overdrive and captures the mood of the journey superbly.

Blister is a refreshing piece of theatre that leaves you feeling inspired to strap on hiking boots and embrace a journey of discovery. A must see for all.

Reviewed by Tara Forbes-Godfrey

Venue: Holden Street Theatres

Season: Until 3 August 2019

Duration: 70 mins

Tickets: $18 – $28

Bookings: http://holdenstreettheatres.com/index.php/What-s-On/blister

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