This production shows why Theatre can be such a great work out for the brain. - Caa
02 Mar 07
Another happy day -- and it certainly was for those of us in the audience yesterday evening. Is there an actress better suited to this difficult play than Fiona Shaw? I can't think of one. She superbly conveyed the desperation of a woman in a hopeless situation (non-specified), who is determined to remain relentlessly cheerful. In the second half particularly, the desperation became more acute and heart-wrenching. Fiona Shaw screwed every last bit of humour from the text, but stopped short of a "comic" performance, never shying away from the pathos the role requires. Just wish I could see it again, if by some mirace it is extended I certainly will. - Louise Dodds-Ely
28 Feb 07
I've seen this play a few times over 30ish years, but it has never pulled the punch it does here. Fiona Shaw is perfect and the setting and staging terrific. I still haven't got a clue what its about, but can still revel in the theatricality of it all. - Gareth James
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