It’s a smorgasbord of pratfalls and physical comedy…And a lot of it is genuinely funny, rip-roaring in fact.
Nothing much that happens is surprising or even that interesting, except that this is an entirely black Church family. And, in that one way, it sparkles with a freshness, an intriguing quality which commands attention.
Perhaps it was just that Richard II promised so much, but this Henry IV Part One did not make one long for Part Two.
It is as near perfect a piece of dramatic theatre as one is ever likely to see. What Herrin and his team have achieved here is utterly, unquestionably remarkable. It is good old-fashioned entertaining theatre, built solidly with fine acting and a tremendous narrative. There are no “concepts” here – just a desire to tell […]
Rightly, the cast received a standing ovation at the RST – an unusual sight at Stratford Upon Avon. This is a startlingly clear and quite gorgeous production of a play which can seem convoluted and which, really, has no heroes.
A triumph – in almost every way…On the basis of tonight, it is a five star hit, which should transfer to the Palladium and play for a long time.