27 May 2009

Collaboration by Ronald Harwood

Pauline Stevens - Isla Blair
Paul Adoplh - Pip Donaghy
Hans Hinkel - Martin Hutson
Charlotte Altmann - Sophie Roberts
Richard Strauss - Michael Pennington
Stefan Zweig - David Horovitsch

Directed by Philip Franks
Designed by Simon Higlett

Seen for free on press night in the back of the steep, steep circle.

I must have missed something here. The stalls seemed to have thought it was wonderful but found it very ordinary. I trust Mr Harwood's words and the main cast are all very capable so I am going to lay the blame with the director and a bit of press nerves. I loathed the squeeling and I found the emotional scenes rather disconnected. The jumping around from set to set didn't work for me either.

What's On Stage review.