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#11 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:34 PM

I saw it on Friday night, and like Parsley, I thought the play has not aged well. It feels dated and for the most part unfunny. The best moments involve the nuns and the stage lights up - as did my eyes - whenever the excellent Cecilia Noble walks on.

The second act is better than the first - there's more plot to it for a start - and Kate Lock as Mother Thomas Aquinas has a very good scene near the end which she does beautifully.

Oliver Coopersmith is miscast as Cuthbert - he's too camp - and whilst the young girls are well played, their scenes don't have the impact they would've done when it was first performed.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:04 PM

Particularly poor reviews for this.

3 stars from Guardian, Evening Standard, The Arts Desk

2 stars from WOS.

1 star from The Times.

Charles Spencer gave it 4 stars.

I really think there is something nauseating about the simplistic way he writes his reviews.

Makes me cringe.

He should team up with Melly Still and do a show.

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