It seemed like a good idea when we booked it. Here ‘s a link to the rubric that enticed us, along with the cast and creatives information.
We’d had previous experience of Vaclav Havel’s plays, so shouldn’t have been surprised to find the absurdity a bit lame and the drama weak.
In particular, I thought Audience (about a playwright stacking beer barrels in a warehouse) tame.
- Michael Billington, always generous to the Orange Tree, gave it three stars and seemed to like Audience – click here;
- Ian Shuttleworth in the FT celebrated the daftness – click here;
- Time Out really liked both plays – click here.
So what do we know?
Still, we enjoyed our Don Fernando dinner afterwards and never feel completely let down after an evening at the Orange Tree.