Got a Light?
Updated: Jul 3, 2020
“Think, in 100 years’ time our great grandchildren won’t have to fight because of the sacrifice we made”
Got a Light? is a comparison of the every day life of a teenage boy in 2019 with those who were sent off to war to fight for their king and country in the world wars of the 20th century. With a realistic yet comical tone, it really is an eye-opening biopic of the change endured by our culture over the last 100 years and the impact that war brings. With a small cast of 4, the actors provide an empathetic performance and make a great attempt at harnessing the emotions of which the soldiers in the trenches were feeling.
The use of lighting to segue from past and present day is clear and effective and the rapid crossover to war time is a powerful and tragic reminder that the problems we face today are so minute compared to the war; juxtaposing a man on the brink of death with fighting over a girl. Providing a clever and engaging angle on the hardship endured by soldiers, this performance really highlights how the war was a suppressive time, and the men that fought were different characters after the war happened. I particularly enjoyed the performance from the character Gilbert, as his delivery of top lines had the whole room in laughter. A simply brilliant piece that I’m glad I took the time to watch.