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#1 Honoured Guest

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

Public opinion will divide between delight and frustration at this outdated, simpleminded entertainment which strives for perfect triviality.

#2 simon from oxford

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:18 AM

Done well, it is still one of the great stage comedies

Done badly, it is awfully dated

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:49 PM

I did an adaptation of this classic a few years back - it still has great pulling power. We did update some of the dialogue a bit, cut some of the sentimentality, but kept the feel, kept the pace, and people liked it.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:50 PM

Matthew Horne is to star in this.
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

#5 MrsDoyle

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:27 PM

Saw Tom Courtenay in this more years ago than I care to remember. Don't think I could sit through it now though

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:17 PM

Yes, a very creaky piece now. It needs a huge amount of "business" to make it funny and an exceptional comic in the lead role.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:44 PM

Matinee preview today well-attended and production well-received.  Yes, it is potentially now a creaky piece and either I have nothing to compare it with or have forgotten if I did in fact see it before, but I felt it held up well and I particularly enjoyed Jane Asher swirling and twirling imperiously as Charley's real aunt - fabulous costume and the set for the 3rd act was really impressive.




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