‘Seizure’ lacks voema ... and needs more Zuma

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‘Seizure’ lacks voema ... and needs more Zuma

Willie Currie has all the right ingredients, but you need to be a bit of a history buff to enjoy the storyline

Lesley Stones

Tuning into a soap opera that’s halfway through its season might leave you feeling a little like I did in tackling the historical satire Seizure.

The names of some characters are familiar, I could grasp the gist of the events, but I always felt on a back foot in figuring out exactly who was who and what shenanigans they were getting up to.

Academic and author Willie Currie has created Seizure around historical characters and real events, then embellished them with imagined actions and conversations. His overall premise is to highlight early attempts at state capture, and reveal parallels that could help us understand the events of today, if only we listened to our history. Which we never do, he says...

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