Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:39 PM
I loved it. Went dayseating for the first tossing coin performance - as I heard Rufus Sewell tossed the coin who to play Kate -and it was Lia Williams. Didn't have the feeling of being clunky - scene change went on quite fast. It's the second play of Pinter I have seen after Betrayal and I must say I like their challenges for actors and audience - I like to be made thinking. Excellent performances by all of them and I got a bit charmed by RS I must admit. And yes, this looks like the more natural casting choice, I might try to see it the other way round next month.
My Fair Lady (3x, Crucible), Blood Brothers (Lyceum), No Quarter (Royal Court), Old Times (2x, Harold Pinter), Rock of Ages (Garrick), Julius Caesar (Donmar), Kiss me Kate (Old Vic), Privates on Parade (Noel Coward), Jersey Boys (Prince Edward), Di and Viv and Rose (Hampstead), Top Hat (Aldwych), Cocktail Sticks (NT), The Effect (NT), The Turn of the Screw (Almeida), Macbeth (Trafalgar), Billy Elliott (Victoria Palace), Port (NT), Trelawney of the Wells (Donmar), Longing (Hampstead), This House (NT), The Pajama Game (Minerva), Rocky Horror Show (Richmond), The Tempest (2x, Globe), Peter and Alice (Noel Coward), The Audience (Gielgud), The Weir (Donmar), Othello (NT), Private Lives (3x, Gielgud), Family Voices/Victoria Station (Trafalgar), Chimerica (Almeida), Macbeth (4x, Globe), The Hothouse (2x, Trafalgar), Macbeth (MIF), Once (Phoenix), Talk Show (Royal Court), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Noel Coward), The Night Alive (Donmar), The Amen Corner (NT), Passion Play (Duke of Yorks), Strange Interlude (NT), Chimerica (2x, Harold Pinter), The Pride (Trafalgar), Spamalot (The Playhouse), The Light Princess (2x, NT), Edward II (NT), A Doll's House (Duke of Yorks), Richard II (2x, RSC Stratford), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Noel Coward), The Herd (Bush), Much Ado About Nothing (Old Vic), Mojo (Harold Pinter), Ghosts (Almeida)