A rare visit to the theatre on a Sunday – rare time for a theatre show too; 18:00.
The Almeida had a short run of this short piece by Sam Shepard – click here for the Almeida resource on this production; yes, Almeida on-line stuff goes back this far!
This was a joint production with The Abbey Theatre in Dublin; hence the excellent Stephen Rea.
- Charles Spencer in the Telegraph reported chronic tedium – click here;
- Michael Billington in The Guardian clearly felt that the intensity of the performances outweighed any limitations in the piece – click here;
- Sarah Hemming in the FT was, more like Spencer than Billington, unmoved – click here.
Our view; certainly not Shepard at his best but Stephen Rea would probably hold our attention while painting a ceiling.