Monday 26 March 2007 8.42am
I saw this from the second row of the Dress Circle and got pretty hacked off as I could hardly hear a thing! Pam Ferris and John Normington got their words across (she was excellent) and so did Mr Lindsay when he was 'onstage' as Archie but not 'at home'. I don't like to 'get at' actors as years of experience lets you know they want to give a good performance but the girl playing the daughter (no offence, can't remember her name) was, for me, totally over-parted and a bit of a blank on stage. I got the impression they were going for a Young Vic
rather than Old Vic performance.
Having said that, I thought the play survives well and is surprisingly topical so go but sit near the front.