This one didn’t really do the business for us.
We found the bohemian older generation a bit too bohemian and the surprisingly conservative younger generation irritatingly conservative.
Perhaps it all meant more in the late 1950s, but it certainly didn’t pack a punch in the way that its contemporaries (Wesker, Delaney, Osborne and the like) did.
Good cast, well directed…here’s a link to the Orange Tree resource on the play/production…including some review quotes indicating that some reviewers really liked it…
…but others didn’t:
- “wordy, weary and bizarre” said Lyn Gardiner in the Guardian – here;
- “a maelstrom of politics and passion but goodness me is it wordy”, said Fiona Mountford in The Standard – here.
You get the idea. I think we might have escaped early and cut our losses at half time on this one. Janie might remember for sure but I have no recollection at all about the ending and do recall not caring.
Spanish food at Don Fernando rounded off the evening nicely nonetheless.