We had the opportunity to see a production of this Alan Bennett play at the Mercury Theatre. Although very much in the ilk of a British farce, Alan Bennett’s version of this traditional form had an added level of depth that engaged the brain as well as the funny bone. The cast was as excellent as ever. We had previously attended the Front Row discussion related to this production and learnt more about the play and the company’s methods of rehersal. It was an enlightening ‘presentation’ and it was quite remarkable to see the transformation between actor and character.
The production was excellent and kept our rapt attention to the ‘goings on’. The stage design was extremely sparse but perfect to concentrate the audience’s attention on the players and their interactions.
Current temperature: here 9C/48F, there 57F/14C