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June 25, 2014

REVIEW: Adler and Gibb, Royal Court

By

stephencollins

 Denise Gough as Louise in Adler & Gibb at the Royal Court Photo: Alastair Muir


Denise Gough as Louise in Adler & Gibb at the Royal Court Photo: Alastair Muir Adler & Gibb

Royal Court Theatre

24 June 2014

0 Stars

I saw Tim Crouch's new play, Adler & Gibb, now playing at the Royal Court in a production directed by the author (with Karl James and Andy Smith) last evening and have but three things to say.

One: It was all that I could do to keep conscious for most of the First Act. The loud snoring of a fellow patron assisted more in that feat than the script, concept or performances.

Two: The programme admits that the play involves the author's fascination with form. That fascination ought be put to other, better uses.

Three: Although my companion did not dislike the experience as much as I, and found some sequences amusing and engaging, she was not so engaged as to endure Act Two.

To quote Mark Shenton:

"...for the life of me (I) couldn’t make sense of any of it. At least not in any way that I could become invested in it to the point of caring about anyone in it."

Quite

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Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


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