Fringe Review: All That Glitters is an insightful historical piece
All That Glitters is a small-scale examination of one of the world’s most notorious commodities: gold. Through three short performances, the play looks at how the element has shaped regional Western Australia for Indigenous Australians and European migrants, performed by Kalgoorlians themselves.
The play mixes Indigenous theatre with realist and presentational performance elements. Through three short stories, the importance of gold in Australia’s culture is examined from multiple angles, providing a fascinating historical perspective. The acting is of a good standard, even when some moments tended to drag slightly, so the play never overstayed its welcome.
For someone that has grown up in the city my whole life, All That Glitters provided an invaluable insight. A warm kudos goes to the cast and crew for making the most of their resources and putting on a good show.