Ends 29th April 2017.
1917 British diplomat Henry once played Algernon in "The Importance of Being
Earnest" in Zurich. So what are Gwendolen and Cecily now doing wandering about
A transfer to the West End for the hit 2016 Menier Chocolate Factory fringe
Not available. Professional reviewers report a successful transfer. The play
remains intentionally confusing, one reviewer observing that it is acceptable to
be baffled by entire scenes. Smug, sometimes, notes another - and you must
accept that the author is commenting on art and commerce while playing with the
audience in a sometimes less than good-natured way.
The performances are good,
with Tom Hollander and Clare Foster singled out, the latter particularly in the
second half. The set manages to make the jump too, though the whole apparently
feels less intimate on the bigger stage. Tricky but rewarding, seems to be the
verdict. Worth seeing.
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