The RSC’s King John could work, and in the shorter, darker, more medieval part after the interval it begins to, with the actors at last allowed to stop yelling and clowning.
Cougar, a new two-hander about an older woman and a younger man is a bit sketchy, but its theatre form is thrilling.
Could ‘The King’s Speech’ work without Colin Firth? Would anything grow on theatrical ground already sprayed by Madonna in her shocking abdication movie ‘W/E’? In the movie I had found Mr Firth’s housewife-pleasing charms somewhat distracting despite his stock-in-trade diffidence, so the stage play is an opportunity to hear the story of the 1937 Abdication […]
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