REVIEW: Farinelli And The King, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse ✭✭✭✭

Melody Grove and Sam Crane in Farinelli And The King at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

It is a slight, but quite beautiful, play, perfectly suited to the intimate grandeur of the space, and quite intoxicating, so perfectly judged is everything about it. . The gifted Sam Crane takes on the acting burden of Farinelli , but when it comes time to sing, he is either joined onstage or replaced there by Purefoy, costumed precisely to match Crane. Purefoy has a strong, rich and agile counter-tenor. He is a delight to hear.