Action To The Word’s adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, with Jonno Davies playing the lead role of Alex DeLarge, was a huge success in Singapore.
Prior to the performances Jonno and director Alexandra Spencer-Jones were busy with photoshoots, radio interviews and TV interviews for the Singaporean media. The play had been banned in the city-state for over 30 years.
Performances were held in the huge and incredible 1,950 seat Esplanade theatre, one of the largest in the whole of Asa.
Judging by reviews and comments on social media, theatre-goers and reviewers alike loved the production, with plenty of praise for Jonno:
“As the lead, 23-year-old Jonno Davies is impossible to take your eyes off. Simultaneously charming and repellent, he succeeds in getting the audience to sympathise with a character whose deeds are unapologetically monstrous — never mind that Davies’ shirtless, sinewy presence may give rise to distracting thoughts such as “How many protein shakes does he drink a day?” or “Is he not going to be allowed to eat chicken rice while he’s here in Singapore?”
Today Online, Singapore – Read the full review here.
As soon as you’re introduced to Davies’ embodiment of the “original sin prowling town”, Alex, you’re immediately smitten. Yes, he has the brawns to boot, but what is electrifying about his performance is how deliberately sinister the actor is in every move. This is one man who acts even to his eyelashes — lush and laced with ‘guyliner’ — fluttering them as a means of intimidation to his opponent. Davies takes a lot of things in his stride — apart from getting spat in the face, he held his own and managed to project his voice when his mic went into disarray in a scene.
Buro 24/7, Singapore – Read the full review here.
As Alex, played by Jonno Davies, and his comrades bite, snarl and tear at each other, the all-male cast taking it in turns to be victim and aggressor, the unfettered frenzy stops parodying beauty and becomes beautiful, much like a shark feeding frenzy is riveting.
The Straits Times, Singapore – Read the full review here.
“With Jonno Davies anchoring the role of Alexander DeLarge, this adaptation was lifted to even greater heights. Davies’ take and interpretation was eerily close to what I pictured in my mind when I read the book a couple of years back. It was dark, twisted and demented…”
PopSpoken, Singapore – Read the full review here.
A few comments from fans on Social Media…
“Jonno Davies was PERFECT as Burgess’ antihero.” Jerrold Yam
“Kudos to Alexandra Spencer-Jones, Jonno Davies and the entire cast for the amazing performance last night. You guys smashed it.” Quay Shiyun Quraisha
“Jonno Davies: What a talent.” Glenn Brandon
“Jonno Davies you were a spectacular horrorshow last night.” Jessette Catral
Jonno Davies on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jonno_davies
Jonno Davies fans page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jonnodaviesactor