The Hothouse, Trafalgar TransformedSRB & John Simm
Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:55 PM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:04 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:43 AM
Depends whether you see Michael Billington or Mr Barnaby as an authority on the theatre I guess.
Mikey is notoriously unrelaible on the subject of Pinter. Because he is his authorised biographer he is predisposed to find even his lesser scribblings (of which there are plenty) to be masterpieces spoilt only by inadequate productions.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:52 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:59 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:44 PM
Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:23 AM
When did Charles Spencer become the sole arbiter with Mikey of whether a play is good or not ? We are in trouble !
My implication was not that Mikey had an ulterior motive, just that he had been so close to Pinter and his works for so long writing the book that his opinion was being coloured by rose-tinted (albeit black-rimmed) glasses. And that comment wasn't just related to this play but several others where his review was the most positive about the play itself. I was also thinking of a production of "Mountain Language" and the Donmar "Moonlight" - with the latter Mike's was the only review (****) that praised the play itself and even his partner on the good play committee Chas Spencer (**) said it was no good.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:47 PM
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