Review Round-up: Has Bete Got Better with Age?
The play is billed as “a comic tour de force” and centres on Elomire (Frasier\'s David Hyde Pierce), a high-minded classical dramatist who loves only the theatre, and Valere (Mark Rylance), a low-brow street clown who loves only himself. When the fickle princess (Joanna Lumley) decides she’s grown weary of Elomire’s royal theatre troupe, he and Valere are left fighting for survival as art squares off with ego in a literary showdown for the ages.
Could this art live up to the expectations raised by such a luminous company and creative team?
- Theo Bosanquet & Ellie Pullen