"the gross and scope of my opinion ..." Hamlet I,1.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Middle Ground Theatre at the Civic
A lacklustre production - Wilde's polished wit very tarnished, almost tedious. Lady Bracknell - a substitute - could only mouth the "handbag" quite a clever idea. Tony Britton can still stand - just - and point a line, though he had little character. Good solid set, with a nice view of London, and effective music. But not a patch on the Mercury of a couple of years back, either for performance or style.