20 December 2008

The Family Reunion by T S Elliot

Cast: Samuel West (Harry) , Penelope Wilton (Agatha) , Anna Carteret (Violet), William Gaunt (Charles), Gemma Jones (Amy), Christopher Benjamin (Dr Warburton), Kevin McMonagle (Downing), Ann Marcuson (Denman), Hattie Morahan (Mary), Paul Shelley (Colonel), Una Stubbs (Ivy), Phil Cole (Winchell)
Directed: Jeremy Herrin
Designed by Bunny Christie
Seat A7 moving to B7 (my fave) didn't spot anyone in the audience. Lazy cut & paste for cast as it's a busy time of year

This is all about the actors having a teasing time with a testing text and not one of them faltered. I was transfixed by Penelope and Sam but Hattie and Gemma were incredible too. Love Christopher Benjamin and William Gaunt. Paul Shelly was wonderful in the ensemble pieces.