The ambitious blending of the two plays causes the production to be somewhat inscrutable; an aspect not helped by the fact that most cast members are playing two characters (sometimes of a different sex and/or race!) whose identity is not always altogether clear to the audience. However, the professionalism of the cast and their commitment to The Servant’s Ball Blitzkrieg serves to partly overcome the challenges presented by such a convoluted plot. The accompanying music was unexpected and modernistic but the talent of the musicians was unmistakable.
The cast’s desire that the play should speak to the audience and leave them with something to consider was duly met with the line “Neo-colonialism is intoxicating!” which resonated long after the play had ended. It was an intense and passionate performance even if the audience left the theatre feeling slightly bewildered.