Thursday, September 21, 2006


"Come the three corners of the world in arms,
And we shall shock them:"

A terrific performance of a rarely seen play; it's hard to imagine it better. A triumph of ensemble acting, the Much Ado company was augmented by Richard McCabe as a excellently repellent King John. There were no weak performances, and two excellent child actors, in spite of W.C.Fields, who liked children "fried", and would have been egging Hubert the executioner on.

Michael Billington was a little grudging in The Guardian, writing,
"A resourceful production that does everything possible to animate a neglected play which it is possible to respect without ever genuinely loving."

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


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