Cruise Control Reviews

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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)

More details of the play on THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE WEBSITE
To book for the Concourse Theatre season CLICK HERE
To book for the Merrigon Theatre Company season CLICK HERE

Some of the mentions of Kenneth Moraleda as Charlie …

Kenneth Moraleda charms as Charlie, the Filipino waiter
-Jason Blake
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.
-Frank McKone
CANBERRA CRITICS CIRCLE – Full review HERE

Moraleda has been beautifully cast in this role.
-Ron Lee
SYDNEY CHIC -Full review HERE

Kenneth Moraleda provides welcome warmth of heart as Charlie, pining for his family back home in the village.
-Martin Portus
CRICKEY BLOG -Full review
HERE

…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.
-Ben Oxley
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.
-Jo Litson
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).
-Deborah Jones
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.
-Diana Simmonds
STAGE NOISE- Full Review HERE

Other REVIEWS:

SIMONE WHETTON BLOG

ALT MEDIA

TIME OUT

SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE

SOYP BLOG

SUZY GOES SEE

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