Tuesday, September 12, 2006


"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"

On Saturday we saw the trilogy entire, starting at 10.30 am and finishing twelve hours later - a marathon within a marathon. It was a wonderful experience, and anyone who misses them will "think themselves accursed they were not here", in the words of an earlier Henry. It was a tribute to immensely skilful direction, using the Courtyard to best advantage, and an ensemble approach in which there wasn't a single weak performance. It should be compulsory for George Bush, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to see them all.

Dominic Cavendish wrote in the Daily Telegraph,
"..among the most unmissable events of the year...the crowning glory of the RSC's Complete Works festival so far."

Personal Star Rating [out of five] *****


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