|Basically it's a re-imagining and trimming of the previous production and has added a new story, "The Fly".
It was odd to see this new play, then come home and keep replaying in one's mind the scenes where Constantia (Claire Calnan) is engaged in extended conversations with her quiet sister, Josephine (Michele Smith) from the story, "The Daughters of the Late Colonel".
Where nothing much happens.
But these remembered conversations proved to be a slight departure from Theatre Smith-Gilmour's brand of physical theatre where physical action dominates, the spoken text is usually minimal, and the stage is kept meticulously bare.
Through blocking, facial expressions, voices, and bodies, the dressed-in-black troupe deftly embodied the stories and psychological worlds of Mansfield's writing. The bracing sound effects (wind, creaking door, horse's whinny, a man's cry) were created by the actors when off stage.