Set in the depths of dark humoured realism, Tales from the Blackjack took its audience on a journey into the profound lives of several characters, all of which were played by local actor Alex Moran.Advertisement
Moran’s unique ease in changing from character seemed positively effortless, as one moment he spoke as the sarcastic Glaswegian croupier who talked about the clientele he often observed and mimicked whist they placed their bets and in the next breath he turned into the said clientele and their monstrous lives, both in and out of the casino, came alive.
From wife and mother, Mary, whose family life had fallen apart due to her gambling addiction to the brash Mr Chang, an American money laundering expert, Moran managed to hit the nail on the head each and every time. He made it quite easy to forget you were watching a one man show and envision the real people he became.
Without giving too much away, Tales From The Blackjack, was a tale with a twist – something dark, yet hilariously real and with the combined talents of Moran, Richard Holdsworth (who I might add has a fantastic way with words) and director Graham Easterlow just bring the show together to make it that extra bit enjoyable. Keep your eyes peeled for more events from the cast and crew of Dead Square Productions in and around the Preston area.
Tales From the Blackjack will also be appearing at The Lowry, later this year.