Based on the life of BBC correspondent James Mossman during his last years (1963-1971), the play searches for the truth behind his suicide. It’s directed by former NT artistic director Richard Eyre, who also directed Wright’s multi award-winning Vincent in Brixton at the National, in the West End and on Broadway. Chaplin is joined in the cast by Paul Ritter and Angela Thorne.
Overnight critics unanimously enjoyed Eyre’s fast-paced production and Wright’s witty script, as well as the performances of the supporting cast. However, while some thought Chaplin’s performance was top-notch, others were left feeling emotionally uninvolved.
- by Caroline Ansdell