Post by theatremadness on Mar 23, 2017 23:36:26 GMT
Love this play! Hugely enjoyed my first encounter with it with the SRB/Jonathan Groff production. Hope Jessie Wallace is good. Saw it a couple of times. Hope it may come somewhere near London, but kicks off in Brighton, September 12th.
Saw the Thursday matinee in Sheffield. My thoughts....
It's a really good production. Loved the set (watch out for the suit of armour... that's all I'm saying about THAT!). The whole cast is good (Beverly Klein is a hoot as Helga Ten Dorp), and after seeing 2 productions where Sydney is played as "Englishman-living-in-America", it was good to hear Paul Bradley speaking with a good US accent. Jessie's is good too.
For me, half the fun now is seeing it with an audience who isn't familiar with the play. I was a bit naughty at the interval when someone asked me if I was enjoying it, saying "Yeah, but where is it going?".
the long and short of it is, I've booked for Birmingham Alexander theatre on 11/11/17 for the matinee. See you there if you're going!
"Would you have me false to my nature? Rather say I play the (wo)man I am".
I like this play and will try and catch the tour. It is great if you have never seen it - delivers some real shocks! I remember seeing it at the Garrick Theatre originally with Gareth Hunt and the audience screaming with the twists in the plot! Great fun!