‘Amateur’, at this time in La Boite’s history, did not equate with second rate.
Theatre reviewer Richard Fotheringham summed up David Bell’s production of The Sea as “a genuinely outstanding one” with particularly fine performances from Bev Langford and Michael McCaffrey. Such a production, he said:
… testifies yet again to the health of the La Boite organisation; to the wisdom of their policies of training young people in every aspect of the presentation of a play and the ensemble commitment this has engendered; and to their ability to stand on their record of good work and so draw to their ranks experienced and talented actors and directors who for one reason or another are earning their salaries outside the profession.
(Theatre Australia, Feb.-March 1977, p.18)
Writer: Christine Comans