Rather peculiar, and not the best thing that I've seen at the Royal Court, but it wasn't as dire as some of the reviewers made out. 'Very Scandinavian' was how one friend described it, and I can see what they mean. Good performances from the cast... at least, they made the most of the material. It's a shame, though, that the highlight was seeing Tom Hardy with his kit off. My God, that lad is fit. - USER: Whatsonstage.com (220.127.116.11)
14 Oct 03
As a fan of Francesca Annis went to see this yesterday. All I will say is this is a very strange play, not as bad as I had anticipated though. However was very disappointed after seeing her in The Vortex earlier in the year- the woman is better than this.
However that said I think the acting was a lot better than the actual script, at times is was so embaressing very strong language and graphic sex scenes. Not one of the best plays I have seen. - USER: Whatsonstage.com (18.104.22.168)
05 Oct 03
I agree completely with your review. I cannot see why anyone could have thought that this play was worth doing. It is dire and, had there been an interval, I would have left at it. This is not the kind of play that one expects to see at the Royal Court. - USER: Whatsonstage.com (22.214.171.124)
26 Sep 03
James Macdonald the Director has done a middling job putting this very peculiar play together, but in the end it is missing something fundamental in the writing. I feel the writer was more interested in making his middle class audience gasp at sexual torture, become indignant at homosexual love affairs or simply wretch at the idea of sex (actually a clearly shown image) between mother and son, not to mention father and son.
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