A very talky Shaw play – in fact it is almost three plays in one, since the three acts have almost no connection beyond the fact that the characters are occasionally the same.
Ben Campbell was excellent as usual as the King. Claire Julien was a suitably selfish Duchess of Cleveland; and Laurie Paton gave her usual excellent performance as Queen Catherine.
In these political times, the issues of the need to maintain power even by sacrificing principles, resonate with a Canadian audience accustomed to the the daily struggle among Ignatief, Harper and Layton.
No need to see this one again for many years, though.