The play, billed as a “searing exploration of transatlantic relations”, sees two men – one English, the other American – discussing world affairs while conducting one of their own. It’s directed by Royal Court associate director James Macdonald and designed by Eugene Lee, as part of the Sloane Square landmark’s year-long 50th anniversary season (See News, 29 Sep 2006). Its limited season continues until 22 December 2006.
Several critics were impressed with the way Churchill expressed her political views through the two lovers, and they were full of praise for Macdonald’s slick direction and the performances of the two actors. However, others felt – in some cases, very strongly – that Churchill was too “angry” and merely covered old ground in unintelligible sentences.
- by Caroline Ansdell