15 August 2006

Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan

Richard Nixon - Frank Langella
Jim Reston - Elliot Cowan
David Frost - Michael Sheen
Jack Brennan - Corey Johnson
Evonne Goolagong - Kate Roscoe
John Birt - Rufus Wright
Manola Sanchez - Amerjit Deu
Swify Lazar - Kerry Shale
Caroline Cushing -Lydia Leonard
Bob Zelnick - Vincent Marzello

Directed by Michael Grandage
Designed by Christopher Oram

At the Donmar Warehouse during it's first run

Despite the restricted view from my seat, this was a dynamic production. More later, I hope........

I have taken my time to come back to this because I thought/hoped I'd see it again after it transferred.

Remarkable piece of writing, the likes of which we expect from Mr Morgan but this is so tight and electric to see on stage.

Performances are staggering and what should have been a potentially short and boring story is an incredible intelligent journey to a masterful expose. The characters who are charged with the expositional stuff like Renton and Birt give it to us without a hint of clunkiness. The pacing is exsquisite and the protrayals of the well known characters were just wonderful/hilarious.