Went last night. Music, wonderful of course, and voices were pure and strong. However acting was staccato, lacking movement and drama. At times it seemed as if a Welsh voice choir had dropped in, all standing to attention. People were actually leaving before the final curtain and applause was quite tame. Overall a disappointing experience given the excellent reviews in the Guardian and Telegraph. Did they see another version? - JohnB
24 Feb 10
Despite some rather lovely Lighting and nice singing, this is predominantly a horribly acted and unintentionally hilarious production. There was so much grasping at walls, wardrobes, banisters and throwing of chairs (in fact every opera acting cliche you can think of) that i was in stitches half the time. Big fat scottish man bursting through a window and covering himself with a tablecloth was so like 'acorn antiques' that i weed myself a bit. The direction was unclear and i had not much of a clue what was going on. I was told by the guy sitting next to me what the story was, because there didn't appear to be one happening on stage. - Casox
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