The Cripple Of InnishmaanWizard smashes it
Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:44 PM
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:04 PM
About the casting... I couldn't fault Daniel Radcliffe, he was perfectly well cast and brought pathos and likability to Billy, but I wouldn't say he was as exceptional as some reviewers in the papers have been waxing on about. He was good, but so were the rest of the cast! I wouldn't say he was better than any of them, and actually I feel the play was ever so slightly unbalanced because I don't really think Billy warrants a starry casting. It's really more of an ensemble piece and I have to wonder what Harry Potter fans coming to see it would have felt about Radcliffe not saying much during (and then disappearing for much of) the first act!
For me, the star turn was Sarah Greene as Helen. A perfect force to be reckoned with, vicious humour and great line delivery. Especially the banter with her brother.
Everyone was great, though. If I had any niggle it was that sometimes I felt it didn't play the dialogue as harshly, darkly comic as I think it should be. It was a little softer and more Father Ted like than I'd imagined when reading it.
That aside, I thought it was an enjoyable production of a very funny play.
Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:36 PM
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