15 March 2007

The Soldiers' Fortune by Thomas Otway

Sir Jolly Jumble - David Bamber
Lady Dunce - Anne-Marie Duff
Captain Beaugard - Ray Fearon
Whore - Kate Feldschreiber
Sir Davy Dunce - Oliver Ford Davies
Drawer & Constable - Michael Howcroft
Vermin - Sam Kenyon
Sylvia - Kananu Kirimi
Whore - Lisa Lee Leslie
Courtine - Alec Newman
Bloody Bones - James Traherne
Fourbin - Ben Turner

Directed by David Lan
Set by Lizzie Clachan
Costumes by Joan Wadge

Seen at the newly refurbished Young VIc

Woefully poor audience for this. Less than a third full, I would guess and lots of chattering and sweet paper noise. The musicians were glaring at a couple of people but they were oblivious to the distraction they were causing for both the audience and the performers.

Despite all this, the cast gave fine performances, many of which were hilarious. The simple set was cleverly devised. Not exactly Shakespeare but an enjoyable farce with some lovely performers.