After the nightmare I experienced during Chichester's Heartbreak House last year this production of Candida is a vast improvement.
With well-rounded characters and a story I could understand, the first act shows that George Bernard Shaw can write a good play. Yet he could not help himself and turned the second act into a lecture on Candida's decision, which felt like a foregone conclusion.
There were however some excellent performances from the cast, including Jamie Parker, Charity Wakefield, Frank Dillane, Jo Herbert and David Troughton's understudy, Christopher Godwin.
Full review: http://shallicompare...ida-review.html
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:07 PM
I hadn't realised Candida was the name of one of the characters, I assumed Shaw was writing about the yeast infection.
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage
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