A rare visit to the theatre on my own. I was keen to see this thing and Janie was struggling to find the time for it, so I just went midweek – on the opening night. Hardly a shlep, is it, from the flat to The Gate?
It was very good indeed. More or less a one man show for the excellent Hilton McRae.
The Gate, being a tiny theatre with hardly any money, obviously has a much better online presence than the big boys, so the on-line resource on this play/production covers many of the bases for me – here.
- Dominic Cavendish in The Telegraph gives a glowing four star review and describes the production very well;
- Michael Billington in the Guardian was more sure about McRae’s performance than about the play;
- Philip Fisher in British Theatre Guide was very impressed by it.
…as was I. A rare miss for Daisy and I could have made her suffer for it but I didn’t. I told her that she probably wouldn’t have liked it as much as I did.
To get an idea of this productions unusual style, here is a rather tasty little promo vid that the Gate put together for this production: