Posted 20 February 2007 - 06:02 PM
I was impressed with not only the production, but with the decorum of the audience. (I admit that I was fearful that fans of Daniel Radcliffe might be less interested in the play than in seeing him live and in person – I was pleased that it was the play that was the focus, not the actor.)
The cast is, overall, terrific. Richard Griffiths is simply one of the best actors of his generation, and he and Radcliffe play well off of one another. Will Kemp is phenomenal (I’ve thought that since Swan Lake in 1999 and I was impressed with Julie Christie (especially considering her major credit is Holby City, which isn’t exactly fine art).
Daniel Radcliffe did an admirable job. His character, Alan Strang, is a complex, messy role to play. However, in my opinion, it’s Richard Griffith’s role that is central in the play – Dysart is the character who forces the audience to consider the value of normalcy versus that of passion. It’s Alan who represents the passion, and Dysart who has to struggle with the moral question of destroying it. His role, however, is difficult – so much anger, so much fear, so much passion. It was a lovely performance.
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