Cruise Control by David Williamson at the Ensemble is up and running. The reviews have been great and the Ensemble Theatre Season (25 April – 14 June 2013) is SOLD OUT – Extra performances are now available for sale at The Concourse Theatre in Chatswood (24-25 June 2014) after the play does a short transfer to Merrigong Theatre Company in Wollongong (18 – 21 June 2014)
Some of the mentions of Kenneth Moraleda as Charlie …
Kenneth Moraleda charms as Charlie, the Filipino waiter
SYDNEY MORNNG HERALD – Full review HERE
Kenneth Moraleda as Charlie, who has a beautiful singing voice, provided a softness in his linking role which I’m not sure I’ve seen in any of Williamson’s earlier plays. I generally have doubts about a writer directing his own work, but I sense that Moraleda’s gentle singing which opens the action became a point for Williamson as director to return to for each character, and each actor – Helen Dallimore as Imogen Brodie, Peter Phelps as Darren Brodie, Kate Fitzpatrick as Silky Wasserman, Henri Szeps as Sol Wasserman, and Michelle Doake as Fiona Manton – knew they could trust Williamson the writer to give them the opportunity for those softer moments which brought their characters to life; and each made the most of their opportunities.
CANBERRA CRITICS CIRCLE – Full review HERE
Moraleda has been beautifully cast in this role.
SYDNEY CHIC -Full review HERE
Kenneth Moraleda provides welcome warmth of heart as Charlie, pining for his family back home in the village.
CRICKEY BLOG -Full review
…we have a near-perfect cast to lead us onboard (and off), with marital struggles, cavorting and cajoling in the best Williamson way. The lovely foil of Kenneth Moraleda as Charlie to the haughty Richard, the crass Darren and suffering Sol make the week that was plausible.
WHAT’S ON SYDNEY-Full review HERE
The play is well performed by the strong cast. Felix Williamson gives a darkly entertaining performance as the irredeemably unlikeable Richard, Phelps brings just the right swagger to the tough, tattooed Darren, Dallimore shines as the voluptuous Imogen who is frustrated by her husband’s lack of attention, Doake is also very good as the put-upon, kindly Fiona, Fitzpatrick nails many of the biggest laughs as the elegant, bored Silky, Szeps is touching as Sol (though he was a little hesitant with some of his lines on opening night), and Moraleda injects some welcome heart as Charlie.
JOLITSON.COM -Full review HERE
All steam ahead for culture clashes and a big splash of sexual intrigue, leavened with some gentle social commentary occasioned by the presence of warm and wise steward Charlie (Kenneth Moraleda).
DEBORAHJONES.ME – Full Review HERE
Newcomer Kenneth Moraleda breaks up the tension beautifully as Filipino waiter Charlie, whose own humility and good grace puts the arguments on board into perspective.
STAGE NOISE- Full Review HERE