In the midst of all those ICC World T20 cricket double bills (two visits to Lord’s that week and another visit the next day lined up)…
…ironically, a double header at The Orange Tree.
I was familiar with the Shaffer, having read it (I think I might also have seen a TV film version of it), but I was not at all familiar with the Kopit.
Frankly, I could have done without the Kopit. It all felt so obscure I’m not sure I can even describe it to you. Beckett with even less action?
Had it been up to Daisy and/or had I not been familiar with the Shaffer, we might have left at half time and taken our Spanish meal at Don Fernando early. But I really wanted to see the Shaffer and we both agreed afterwards that the Shaffer had been well worth the wait.
- John Thaxter in British Theatre Guide would have preferred to have seen The Private Ear paired with Shaffer’s companion short, The Public Eye;
- Timothy Ramsden at Reviewsgate liked both plays.
I can’t find reviews by the usual suspects for this double bill. Perhaps Michael Billington was spending too much time at Lord’s and not enough time at the theatre that week. Or perhaps my web searching isn’t up to it for double bills.