There is little drama, and no dramatic stakes are raised, and for that reason it may struggle to be remembered in the lexicon of gay drama. However, that is also the strength of the play, its beautiful performances and its self reflection.
Author Archive | Paul T Davies
We are going to have to find a new word for disabled, as this company rubs the President’s face in that word. This is a wonderful production- feel it, hear it, but, above all, SEE IT!
This is thought provoking production, and is a vivid and valuable starting point for serious discussion and action
One of the best elements of the evening was us, the audience, the British, still laughing at ourselves and appreciating the irony of the lies politicians speak and the truths people live. It made me feel strangely patriotic.
It hasn’t helped this production also that current West End farce mega-hit The Play That Goes Wrong visited this venue just a few weeks ago, underlining further how archaic this type of farce is.
This is a play that never feels the need to shout or become hysterical, yet brims with anger, passion and love, and tunes in with our own questioning of national identity.
This piece isn’t going to change the face of theatre, but it delivers what it is required to do, and is as entertaining as the excellent wedding band that occasionally, unexpectedly, crop up out of James Button’s excellent design.
Overall, despite a good cast and production values, the play doesn’t reach the heights it could have.