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    A Wrinkle in Time - 2018
    An attempt at grandeur

    2018's ' A Wrinkle In Time' is an adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 novel of the same name, which follows Meg Murry (played by Storm Reid) and her brother Charles Wallace (played by Deric McCabe), along with their friend Calvin (played by Levi Miller) on an adventure to find and rescue Meg and Charles's missing father (played by Chris Pine).

    The film does a somewhat decent job when it pertains to the matter of the film's pacing, however- the film does feel disjointed in certain areas- which can leave the audience in a state of confusion or outright irritation. Another issue which I feel is necessary to mention is the streamlining of the source material which takes away from the larger story at play within the film.

    However, this is not to say that the film had only negative points. For example, the visuals of the film are absolutely stunning- albeit leaving more to be desired in certain areas. But alas the stylization and artistic direction of many of the film's settings brings the film to life and allows the audience to feel immersed in it. Another positive point to be brought up could be placed in the hands of Deric McCabe who played Charles Wallace in the film- McCabe does show great promise as a young actor- however, it is a shame that his work in Duvernay's film largely comprises of large expository dumps.

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  • Anything Goes

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    anything goes FULL

    If the big board outside the British School doesn't say enough, try checking your twitter feed, newspaper or even your TV. You are sure to hear a mention of Anything Goes, the amazing production put on by the British School in Colombo, from all those who were fortunate enough to see it.

    Running from the 22nd to 24th of March, the play was directed by the extremely talented director of drama, Mr Shane MikleJohn, and the renowned musical director Mrs Shamistha de Silva, and run on a wonderfully constructed set. From its commencement to its finale the actors and actresses never failed to deliver.

    The main characters, Billy Crocker and Reno Sweeney, played by the wonderful actors Gavin Karunayake and Esha Mohammed, constantly delighted the audience with dramatic flourishes and spontaneous singing, while their delightful crew, especially ——- showed off talents well worthy of being displayed on Broadway.

    In typical P.G. Wodehouse manner, there is confusion throughout the play and various go wrong that are eventually righted. Supported by a great cast Gavin and Eshado a fantastic job of both acting and singing.

    The cast and crew were well versed in their placements and roles ran the ship almost like a real crew, all the songs and dances extremely well choreographed. The actors and dancers and choristers moved seamlessly around the set, which indicated that many hours of practice have gone into fine tuning this wonderful production. Coupled with a highly efficient backstage crew and lighting team, the play was certainly a major hit with audience members of all ages!

    The loyalty and dedication of the actors and actresses through months of hard work, late nights and memorizing lines certainly paid off as the show was one of the best seen in Colombo. If you were fortunate enough to get a chance to dive into the wonderful story, be mesmerized by the cast and crew and join in a loud ovation at the end, you will have experienced one of the best nights of your life!

    For tickets call the British School in Colombo - very few tickets remaining for Friday Saturday.

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