DRAMA: The Shape of Things at Shoreham Ropetackle

Kett Turton in The Shape of Things at Shoreham Ropetackle Centre
Kett Turton in The Shape of Things at Shoreham Ropetackle Centre

HOW far would you go for love? For art?

How much would you be willing to change?

These are the questions posed in Neil Labute’s The Shape of Things which comes to Shoreham’s Ropetackle courtesy of Brendan’s Boat Theatre.

Adam, a part-time museum security guard and college student, seemingly meets his match when he confronts spirited art major, Evelyn, as she prepares to deface a statue for its lack of truth.

Despite their unlikely meeting, the pair become an item. As she challenges his ideas of art and morality, Adam undertakes a transformation which leaves him unrecognisable even to close friends Philip and Jenny.

In a world where image is everything, she helps him to realise how different life can be when you simply conform.

But Adam’s new-found attention brings its own complications.

Are these changes for the better and does Evelyn have any idea how her efforts will turn out?

Directed by Ross Drury, member of The Young Vic Genesis directing programme, and starring Kett Turton (24, Kingdom Hospital, Saved, Gypsy 83,and Smallville), the piece plays Shoreham on Thursday, February 3 and Friday, February 4 7.30pm.

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) 01273 464440.