Thursday, September 21, 2006


"We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."

This was a powerful, imaginative and highly moving production, with an extraordinary beginning, marred only by the about-to-be-shipwrecked mariners standing unswaying and upright throughout a Force 10 hurricane. It was set in the Antartic, so there were no yellow sands. Patrick Stewart was magical, Ariel intriguing, Miranda too stiff. The music was brilliant, although Ariel's rendering of "Where the bee sucks there suck I" lacked the power of my own treble rendering on Jamaica Radio in 1948.

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


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